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Boyertown center’s Grocery Bingo eases already growing expense for older residents

Players ages 55 and older play Grocery Bingo at The Center at Spring Street in Boyertown for a chance to win a bag of food and toiletries.

Grocery Bingo is a free event offered quarterly on a Friday for Center members to play with 16 chances to win a bag with food and toiletry items. The March 1 grocery bags were sponsored by Diamond Credit Union.

“This event helps promote socialization, having fun, and also to help exercise the brain,” said Sarah Schonely, assistant to the center director, The Center at Spring Street, Boyertown Area Multi-Service. “The grocery prizes are a great way to entice Center Friends and members to be involved and participate in one of the many great activities being offered such as the Grocery Bingo at The Center.”

The Center at Spring Street in Boyertown hosted a Grocery Bingo on Friday, March 1 where Center Friends played 16 games of Bingo for a chance to win one of 16 bags of food and toiletries all sponsored by Diamond Credit Union. (Photo courtesy of The Center at Spring Street)
The Center at Spring Street in Boyertown hosted a Grocery Bingo on Friday, March 1 where Center Friends played 16 games of Bingo for a chance to win one of 16 bags of food and toiletries all sponsored by Diamond Credit Union. (Photo courtesy of The Center at Spring Street)

With grocery items being the prizes offered — such as toilet paper, soup, crackers, cookies, applesauce, tissues, paper towels and macaroni and cheese — all sponsored by Diamond Credit Union, the winners benefit from their prize by being a helpful supplement to their grocery shopping that eases the weight of an already growing expense in the store, said Schonely.

“The experience from playing Grocery Bingo hoped to be gained by participants would include, but not limited to, offering a home away from home environment, a fun afternoon with Center members and friends, enjoyment of engaging conversations and leaving with a great memory or two and wanting to return to The Center,” said Schonely.

The Center at Spring Street is a center for active adults ages 55 and older. The Center offers daily activities, live entertainment, bus trips, hot nutritious meals, cards and games, socializing, field trips, billiards, shuffleboard, educational classes, arts and crafts, Library- Book Swap and so much more.

“There are many benefits to participating in Center programs and activities which include, lowering stress through arts and crafts, games, mindful activities, battling loneliness by being with other people, socializing, meeting physical needs with exercise classes being offered, enjoying a delicious and nutritious hot meal, which may be a challenge at home to cook for one’s self and these are just a few with so many other benefits in participating at The Center at Spring Street’s programs,” she said.

For more information, call the Center receptionist at 610-367-2313 Ext. 1.


Source: Berkshire mont

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