Senior Resource Café Makes Reckless Relocation

Last spring, United Methodist Communities at The Wesleyan, a senior housing community located at 9 Wall Street in Red Bank, opened The Wesleyan Café, a resource hub for the area’s older adults. To meet its increasing popularity and to further increase access, The Wesleyan Café will relocate to the Reckless Estate at 164 Broad Street in the heart of downtown Red Bank. The public is invited to the opening on Wednesday, June 29, 10am to 2pm.

Consider American’s graying population coupled with the U.S. Census statistic reporting Wesleyan Cafe Art Xpressthat 11.3 million people, almost 30 percent of those age-65 and older live alone. The Wesleyan Café fosters opportunities for essential social interaction, physical exercise, meeting new friends, and lifelong learning.

United Methodist Communities has funded this initiative as part of the Home and Community Based Services and the overall non-profit mission. Seniors can take advantage of various programs. While these vary from week to week, a sampling includes wellness-focused events, technology education, TED talks, information about senior resources and supports, exercise, dance, yoga, creative writing, games, art and more. Most services and classes are either at no cost or a nominal fee.

Vice President of Housing and Community Initiatives, Cindy Jacques, reflected, “As a leader in senior services, United Methodist Communities is well-positioned for senior outreach. The relocation helps fulfill the goal of increasing services beyond our walls.”

While The Wesleyan Café maintains a casual drop in format with minimal structure, seniors may do as much or as little as they prefer. Family members can attend and inquire about resources and senior services, and occupy themselves while their loved ones are engaged in the activities, giving caregivers a break.

For more information about United Methodist Communities at The Wesleyan and The Wesleyan Café, call 732-936-0760