The Carver Senior Center in Purcellville is an important safe place for Seniors in Western Loudoun. The program is supervised and managed by the Loudoun Department of Parks and Recreation in concert with the Area Agency on Aging. It offers many programs of interest to Seniors as well as a Senior focused community gathering place. Communal lunch is sometimes the only healthy meal a senior will eat during the day. Socialization to ameliorate feelings of isolation is a critical element of the center. Pickleball for Seniors is offered several times per week. There is ping- pong, cornhole and billiards for all the wanna-be athletes as well as line dancing classes, gi gong, Tai chi and balance and stability exercise class. Beginning bridge classes are offered as well as bridge games for the old hands. Other pursuits often include brain games, scrabble, watercolor classes . Board games are offered as well as Bingo. Writing is a group event and the book club is very popular, especially since the Library visits once a month. For members who no longer drive, Loudoun County offers door-to-door bus service for $1 per round trip.

Many members of the Carver Center are veterans of the U.S. military. They were honored and acknowledged at a delicious staff prepared breakfast on-site on Veteran’s Day. The menu included home made biscuits, egg soufle cups and sausage gravy. Birthdays are a big deal for the over-55 set. They are celebrated monthly with cake and ice cream which is also paid for by the Advisory Board which is a 501c3 non-profit.

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