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June 29, 2020 

Dear Friends,  

If you have been paying attention to the news you should have heard by now that Governor Carney has delayed the start of Phase 3 re-opening.  Senior centers are included Phase 3, so unfortunately at this time we cannot guarantee we will still be able to re-open on July 6th.  We anticipate getting more information early this week and plan to share that with you as soon as we can.  

Despite not having a concrete opening date we still want to share the following information with you. Take some time to watch the linked video and read everything thoroughly so you are prepared for when we do open. 

Registration for activities will still open today.  You can register online or over the phone.  

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Stay Safe, 

What You Need to Know About Re-Opening

The Newark Senior Center will be re-opening when the state moves into Phase 3. Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook Page for a specific date.

Center Hours for July & August

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am – 3:30pm

What you need to know before visiting the Center
We will be requiring registration for all programs and activities.  You must have a current NSC Annual or Lifetime Membership to register for programs and activities.  Registration will open on Monday, June 29th at 9am.  Registration will be available here or by calling the Center at 302-737-2336.  NSC Staff will be available to take registrations over the phone at the following times:

June 29th – July 2nd from 9am – 12noon
Starting the week of July 6th: 9am – 4pm

Unfortunately, registrations cannot be accepted via voicemail or email. 

The software we use to track memberships and registrations has been upgraded and will now allow you the option of safely storing your credit card information.  If you choose to store your information, this will allow for a more “touch free” experience to renew memberships and register for classes and will be especially useful when calling to register over the phone.

The Noontime meal will be available ONLY as a Grab & Go option.  Monday-Friday 11:45am – 12:45pm

NSC’s Transportation Program will resume at a later date.

Card & Game groups will not be allowed to meet at this time.  The Billiards Room will be available on reservation basis and will be limited to just 4 people at a time.

What you need to know when you get to the Center
The staff has tried to list the rooms where groups will be meeting in the Newsletter.  You can use this information to try and park close to your room.  Please be advised that the East & West entrances will remain closed at this time.

When you enter the Center, greeters will be conducting temperature checks and asking you to review the following questionnaire:
  • Do you have symptoms of a respiratory infection (fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, severe sore throat, loss of taste or smell, or muscle aches?
  • Have you been in close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19 infection?

If you answered YES to either of these questions, please DO NOT ENTER the Center. 

If you receive a COVID-19 Diagnosis within 2 weeks of visiting the Center, you must contact NSC Staff to let them know: 302-737-2336 ext 115 or

If you register over the phone, the greeter will ask you to review and agree to the following Covid-19 waiver.  If you register online you will agree to the waiver at that time.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Within the 21 days immediately preceding execution of this form, I HAVE NOT: · 
  • Tested positive or presumptively positive with COVID-19 or been identified as a potential carrier of COVID-19 or similar communicable illness
  • Experienced any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19
  • Been in direct contact with or the immediate vicinity of any person I know and/or now know to be carrying COVID-19

By checking this waiver, I acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk that I may be exposed to or infected by COVID-19 by attending the Newark Senior Center.  I voluntarily agree to assume all of the risks and accept sole responsibility for any illness to myself.   
What you need to know while you are at the Center
Masks are required throughout the Center unless a member is exercising or in the swimming pool.  Members are expected to bring their own masks.

Please respect social distancing while at the Center, keep 6ft apart as much as possible.

There will be no access to the administrative offices.  If you need to see a staff member, go to the Reception Desk and have them call the staff person for you.  Staff can meet with members in the lobby while practicing social distancing.

There will be disinfecting solution available in each room.  The first person to enter the room for any activity must start to sanitize table tops, chairs, light switches, door handles etc.  When possible, please leave the doors open to the rooms you are using, this will help with air flow.

Maximum Capacity will be posted outside of every room – these guidelines must be followed. 

Staff is trying to streamline the room layouts, if your group needs equipment or layout, please ask the staff and do not move furniture or equipment between rooms.

Virtual NSC Opportunities 

ThinkFirst to Prevent Falls by ZOOM

Tuesday, June 30th  @ Noon
Presented by: Christiana Care, Kate Angermeier

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for people over age 65, and a leading reason for emergency room visits in the United States each year. Falls can cause brain injuries, hip fractures and other devastating consequences. Many falls could be avoided through simple preventative measures.

ThinkFirst To Prevent Falls is now available as a presentation on the basics of fall prevention for older adults. Topics covered include:
• Overview of the Brain
• Concussion Discussion
• Significance of Falls
• Fear of Falling
• Safety Inside the Home
• Community Safety
• Talking With Your Physician
• Nutrition
• Exercise
• Vision
• Medications
• Resources

Register in advance for this meeting here.     

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Bible Study

Mondays, June 8th – July 13th @ 10am
Presenter: Ronetta Matthews
We will be studying 1 Corinthians, Chapter 8.  In this chapter, we find Paul discussing the Limitations of Christian liberty. You can join in anytime. 

Register Here 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Virtual Fitness Schedule

Monday: 11am - Home Workout with Hunter
Tuesday: 7:50 - 8:50am - Yoga with Bill
9-10am - Chair Yoga With Bill
Wednesday: 10am - Home Workout with Hunter

Friday: 10am - Home Workout with Hunter

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Email Us
Newark Senior Center
200 White Chapel Dr. 
Newark, DE 19713
(302) 737 - 2336
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