The North Bellevue Community Center, which offers an array of services and programs that help older residents maintain their independence, health and well-being, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a luncheon on April 18.
The event - 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 4063 148th Ave. NE - will feature live music from Two Scoops, bingo and prizes as well as lunch. Video
"The NBCC is a place where you can go when you feel alone and lonely, and then suddenly you are not alone," said Sheila Blum, who has been a regular at the community center for the last eight years. She plays mah jong or just comes for the camaraderie.
The NBCC has offered older adults health and wellness activities including fitness classes, cultural and performing arts, human services, drop-in activities, information, referrals, volunteer opportunities, community meals and trips. The center also provides services for youth and adults of all ages on evenings and weekends.
The City of Bellevue has provided specialized programs and services for older adults since 1974. Prior to acquiring the NBCC building from the Elks in 1987, the city offered senior programs at Highland Community Center.
The 25th anniversary celebration is open to all adults, and is cosponsored by Catholic Community Services. A $3 donation is suggested for those 60 years and older; the cost is $5.75 for anyone under age 60.
Preregistration for the event is required, and just a few seats are still available. To register, call 425-452-7681.
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