Community center holds open house to feature new programs

By Brennan Schneider

Renovations and expansions to the DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St., were shown off at a Monday open house.

The open house was hosted by Family Service Agency’s Senior Services and the Voluntary Action Center, non-profit agencies that are expanding within the Community Center. Game and exercise rooms have been added to the DeKalb Community Center as part of the expansion of the non-profit agencies.

The open house was held “to show everyone in DeKalb the new programs they offer. Some programs include Café Monday, a book club starting in November, Wacky Wednesdays, Yoga, Tai Chi and many more,” said Tammie Shered, program assistant at Family Service agency.

Members of the organizations talked with community members while sharing refreshments and desserts. Senior Services Director Diana King and Shered said they are always interested in the opinions of community member and are open to suggestions on what can be done by the Family Service Agency to make things better at the DeKalb Community Center. The groups offer counseling and Big Brothers Big Sisters services.

King, who organized the event, said she is excited to show the community what programs the Family Service Agency’s Senior Services has to offer.

Mayor John Rey said the program helping the senior citizens has a positive impact on the DeKalb and Sycamore area.

“The senior center had shown interest in expanding space for some time now to receive additional flewxibility with providing needed services to our community,” Rey said.