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Sharing Senior Summer Fun

Jun 26, 2024 10:29AM ● By Angela Underwood

Busy Bee’s Craft and Sewing Class celebrates Christmas in July with a Santa craft. Photo courtesy of the City of Dixon

DIXON, CA (MPG) - Ice cream socials and morning lap swims keep seniors cool this summer.

Recreation director Austin George said all Dixon Senior Multi-Use Center activities allow seniors to socialize, especially during the summer.

Senior Multi-Use Center Dixon

 Dixon’s Senior Multi-Use Center is at 600 East A St. and is open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Photo courtesy of the City of Dixon

“The Senior Multi-Use Center is an air-conditioned building and is open for seniors to come and cool off during normal business hours,” George said. “This summer, we are hosting a series of ice cream socials for our senior community.”

Senior Multi-Use Center Dixon

 Dixon's Senior Multi-Use Center is used for a variety of activities. Photo courtesy of City of Dixon

Along with the following two ice cream socials from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on July 12 and Aug. 9, seniors can also cool off in the pool with an adult swim from 5:30 to 7:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, as well as weekend hours at the Pat Granucci Aquatic Center.

ice cream social Dixon

 Ice cream socials help seniors cool off in July and August. Photo courtesy of the City of Dixon

Summer exercise is also on the schedule: low-impact aerobics and chair Yoga classes. The first free class gives residents an opportunity to see if they like it. If so, a 10-class non-expiring pass is $95 or five classes cost $50.

Mental exercise is also available with the center’s ongoing puzzle and book library, which offers donated literature and brainteasers. Every Monday from noon until 2 p.m., Bingo is offered at the center, another great way to keep the brain sharp.

The word multi-use in the center’s title comes into play with private rentals.

“Residents can rent the center for private parties, events and classes,” George said, adding the city website offers more information on invite-only gatherings.

Not only is it multi-use but, George said, the Recreation Department is open to starting new programs.

The City of Dixon Readi-Ride service can provide seniors access to the center. Schedule a ride by calling 707- 678-5020.

“Senior residents aged 80 and over ride for free within city limits,” Dixon public information officer Madeline Graf said.

George said that most of the senior center programs are run by senior volunteers, which is ideal for residents who want to grow within the community. George welcomes seniors looking to get involved and asks them to contact staff at 707-678-7022 for volunteer opportunities. There is also a Dixon Senior Club membership offered for a low annual fee of $10 monthly. 

For more information on Dixon’s Senior Multi-Use Center, visit