Senior Centers Reopen in Farmersville and Earlimart
Last updated 3/2/2023 at 6:06pm | View PDF
The Farmersville Senior Center, located at 623 N. Avery Ave. in Farmersville, reopened on January 17, while the Earlimart Senior Center at 712 E Washington St in Earlimart opened its doors on February 13.
Both centers provide lunch, in addition to programs such as exercise classes, bingo and crafts. The Farmersville Senior Center is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, while the Earlimart facility is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The two centers are the latest senior centers managed by Community Services Employment Training (CSET) to reopen after the COVID pandemic closed them in March 2020. Centers in Cutler and Porterville reopened in September of last year.
"We hope to open the Woodlake Center next," said Angel Avitia, director of community initiatives for CSET. While he added the timeline is intended to be "as soon as possible," Avitia added that finding and hiring qualified staff is the stumbling block.
Avitia said plans are to reopen additional senior centers CSET manages in Lindsay, Exeter and Goshen as soon as staff can be hired. For more information, contact CSET at (559) 732-4194.