Collins Senior Center to Reopen on Monday March 15


Many of our local seniors have been anxiously awaiting the reopening of the Collins Senior Center in Texarkana, Texas. The good news, the center will reopen on Monday, March 15th. Here are more details.

Media Release:

The Collins Senior Center located at 3000 Texas Boulevard will reopen on Monday, March 15th after almost a year of being closed due to COVID-19. The senior center is open Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 The center will open with safety precautions in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep patrons safe and healthy. No meals will be served at the Collins Senior Center at this time, but the Grab and Go Meals program will continue at the Southwest Center (3222 W. 7th St.) from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 A new membership program has also started in 2021, so patrons should bring a state-issued identification to register. Some of the activities offered include:

  • Armchair Aerobics on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • Quilting, Knitting & Crochet on Tuesdays 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • Games daily from 12:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
  • Bridge on Fridays from 12:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. (players wanted)
  • Line Dancing Class instructed by Charlotte on Thursday mornings from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ($1 participation fee)
  • Bingo on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
  • Book exchange area

 Please stop by for a calendar of events or call at 903-793-5545 for more information.

Collins Senior Center is located at 3000 Texas Blvd just south of College Drive. This 2600 Sq. Ft. building shares a parking lot with Ferguson Park and provides social and recreational activities for Senior Citizens. Balanced meals are provided by Senior Citizens Services of Texarkana. Texas residents age 60+ qualify for the meal program regardless of income level. There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated. Serving time is 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. Menus are available upon request. A number of our activities are centered around lunchtime.

No membership is required, and most activities are free of charge. Activity calendars can be picked up while visiting our center or a calendar will be mailed if requested by telephone, 903-793-5545.


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