A winning program for seniors
The Westfield Parks Dept. has created a new monthly program for ages 50 and older to get out and meet new people.
“Bingo Brunch is a program that came from requests by certain community members. They reached out suggesting a place they could do some activity, meet new friends and play games,” said Brittany Goger, recreation program coordinator. “By offering this program we reach out directly to the senior community.”
Goger said Bingo Brunch also provides the Westfield Parks Programming Facility, 330 East Main St., to be used for more activities.
“We get people in there and utilize it for what it was really built for,” she said. “It’s a good opportunity for a lot of different people.”
Dates for the first three programs are June 4, July 9 and Aug. 6. Each event runs 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Goger said the program begins with food and time to socialize and is followed by an hour of Bingo with prizes.
“We will play seven rounds of Bingo with a cover-all to end the event,” she said.
The first brunch on June 4 will be catered by Chick-fil-A, but Goger said different food selections will be offered at each event.
“We’ll have a different theme for each one so hopefully they’ll keep coming back,” she said.
Cost is $10 per person, per program and covers food and activities.
Goger said the first three events are sponsored by Magnolia Springs at Bridgewater.
“We’re reaching out to different businesses to partner with us to donate prizes in gift cards,” she said. “It’s an opportunity for them to get their name out and new people in their stores.”
Those interested in participating in the Bingo Brunch can register by visiting www.westfield.in.gov/department/?structureid=128 or calling 804-3183. Goger said registrations also can be made in person at the City Service Center, 2728 E. 171st St.