Senior center moves classes outside amid COVID-19 pandemic

The parking lot was quiet, almost zen-like, as a group of senior citizens sat 6 feet apart silently meditating during a tai chi class. All of them wore masks and had their temperatures checked when they arrived.

Senior centers across New Jersey are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the director at the Middle Township DeVico Senior Center in Cape May Court House decided to get creative and move some classes outside.

“We’re not a nutrition site,” said Marilyn Miller, director of the center. “So people don’t come and sit here all day long. They come for a morning activity or a particular class in the afternoon.”

Along with quarterly luncheons, the center, which has 150 to 200 members, holds regular classes on topics such as tai chi, zumba, computers and art, a knitting club and more. The center also runs bus trips, but that was all before the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continue reading at The Press of Atlantic City.


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