The Griswold Center: What's Not to Love?
If you’re 55 or older and have never been to the Griswold Center, you may be missing out on a terrific way to stay active, engaged and healthy. In fact, this facility of the Worthington Parks & Recreation Department may be the best-kept secret in the city.
Located at 777 High Street, the Griswold Center is a multi-purpose facility that provides quality programs and services to people 55 years of age or older and their spouses, regardless of age. All programs are also available to all adults over
the age of 18 after member registration. Think fitness, wellness, drama, sports, creative arts, discussion groups, games, education and more. Best of all, the cost of an annual membership is minimal, only $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. Any fees associated with the
programs are reduced by 30 percent for residents.
When it comes to travel, Griswold Center participants have experienced everything from Hawaii to Montana and the Canadian Rockies. This Christmas several members will travel to The Greenbrier in West Virginia, and plans are underway for a trip to the Panama Canal in January. The all-inclusive vacations are worry-free, and people are more comfortable knowing they’re with a group they can trust.
Other programs run the gamut from fitness to basic computer skills. That means you can fight stress by signing up for Tai Chi for Fitness or you can learn how to operate you’re new iPad. The fitness room, which is open mornings and evenings, is also available for personal training and fitness assessments.
At the Griswold Center, there really is something for everyone. Here’s a look at two, new programs for next month:
- November 8 - To Kill or Not Kill: The Quandary of Combat
A combat veteran will talk about the psychology of what happens in combat.
- November 2 & 16 – Ask Granny
Learn how to research and record your family history. Experts from the Franklin County Genealogical and Historical Society will share some of their tips.
To learn more, visit www.worthington.org, call 641.842.6320, or check out the latest programs here: http://www.worthington.org/DocumentView.aspx?DID=596.