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.
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.
“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.
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