Stewartville Center For Active Adults
by: Joya Stetson
The Stewartville Center for Active Adults (CAA), located in the Stewartville Civic Center, offers recreational, social and leisure time activities for citizens age 55+ (most participants are between the ages of 60-100!). CAA was originally known as the “Senior Center” for nearly 50 years, but then changed its name to better reflect the population it serves and the services it offers.
Dining is provided by SEMCAC including a meal which is catered by Gleason’s Catering. Lunch is served Monday through Friday at 11:30 am. While CAA is open five days a week, there are many individuals that attend every day.
While the dining service is important, it isn’t the only thing that the organization brings to the table. They also incorporate fun, engaging activities such as cards, bingo and health and wellness. In fact, every Tuesday, 4-year nursing students come to do blood pressure checks and talk about various relevant topics such as falling. According to CAA director Sharon McAtee, it’s important to have a gathering place like CAA in a community because people need to get out of their home to socialize and interact. “CAA helps keep their mind going” said McAtee, “and ensures at least one, good, hot meal per day.”
To join CAA for lunch, reservations must be made by noon the day before. A donation of $4.00 is suggested for people 60 and over. For those under 60, there is a charge of $7.00.
Thank you, Stewartville Center for Active Adults, for keeping our population happy, healthy and engaged! We appreciate your contribution to our community.