The Clovis Senior Activity Center will host a reopening celebration

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The Clovis Senior Activity Center is hosting a throwback celebration on Thursday, July 1. (Clovis Senior Activity Center)

The Clovis Seniors Activity Center will reopen on Thursday, July 1.

From 10 a.m. to noon on July 1, a homecoming celebration will take place at 850 4th Street downtown, next to the Clovis Veterans Memorial District.

The reopening will also mark the start of new enrichment classes that include dance, art and yoga.

Since the start of the pandemic, the center has closed. However, the senior center staff remained busy communicating with the elderly. They delivered meals, hosted virtual programs, provided resources by phone and online to residents.

“Seniors in our community have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only were they vulnerable to COVID due to their age, but many suffered alone due to social distancing requirements. said Amy Hance, director of general services for the town of Clovis. “We are now excited to welcome them back to reconnect with friends, participate in our many programs and make up for lost time due to the pandemic.”

The Homecoming Celebration is a free event and is open to anyone age 50 or older.

There will be a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, carnival games, raffles and a resource fair. The senior center will be giving away free t-shirts and snow cones to the first 100 people.

For residents interested in the free barbecue lunch, please RSVP by calling 559-324-2750. The deadline to RSVP is June 29 at 5 p.m.

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