Wellington Chew Senior Center | Photo courtesy Google
City officials are inviting residents to the Wellington Chew Senior Center this Friday for its 40th anniversary celebration.
The party is set for Friday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the center, located at located at 4430 Maxwell Avenue. The event is open to the public but is geared toward seniors.
Since opening in 1979, the northeast El Paso Senior Center has supported many programs for seniors including health and nutrition, aerobics, Zumba, card clubs, bingo, pickleball competitions, citizenship classes and many more activities.
The center is named after El Paso High School graduate and decorated Word War II veteran Wellington Yee Chew who passed away in 1978. After finishing law school, Chew was one of the first Chinese-Americans admitted to the Texas Bar. He later became a civic leader serving on a variety of boards and commissions.
A program is planned for the celebration that will include City Council Representatives Alexsandra Annello and Dr. Sam Morgan as speakers along with members of the Chew family. The social event will include various activities, meals and refreshments, entertainment and a band.
The senior center has become an essential part of the northeast community, providing a place for seniors to connect and stay active through a variety of opportunities and resources.
Providing invaluable programs and services, senior centers make a real difference in the lives of some of the City’s most vulnerable residents.
The Wellington Chew Senior Center is one of 11 Senior Centers managed by the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department. For more information on the Wellington Chew Senior Celebration, call (915) 212-0423 or visit the website.