Seniors Connect at 50 Plus Club

The senior citizens of the Chesters celebrated the end of another busy year with their annual holiday party on December 12, 2013.

In its 40th year, the 50 Plus Club shows no signs of slowing down. The Club keeps its members active with 7 annual trips, parties, dinners and other fun outings.

This year the Club went to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee for a week and enjoyed country western shows along with dinner and dancing. In September, they went to Rocking Horse Resort in NY for a few days of horseback riding, dancing and live entertainment.

The Club recently went to Lancaster, PA and enjoyed “Miracle of Christmas,” at the Sight & Sound Theater, and another show the following evening at the American Music Theater. “The show at the Sight & Sound Theatre was amazing – it brought the bible to life,” said Connie Lott, vice president of the Club, and the person responsible for arranging all the trips.

“It’s the best 50 Plus Club in Morris County. We have the best vice president, Connie Lott, who organizes our yearly trips and adventures,” said Marie LeBrocq of Long Valley.

The 50 Plus Club also has a range of activities and parties during the year. They have bowling, miniature golf, and dinner theaters outings, a summer barbeque, and parties for the holidays, St. Patrick’s Day, Valentine’s Day and an occasional birthday party or two.

The club meets twice a month at the Community Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Chester with its main focus on promoting interaction and activity for its members. There’s no sitting at home for these seniors. They’re ready for the next adventure and the Club provides everything they need. This year’s officers are: Bob Jones, President, Fred Weippert, 1st VP, Connie Lott, 2nd VP, Marie LeBrocq, Treasurer, and Mary Heller, Secretary.

“The camaraderie is amazing, we enjoy each other tremendously,” Holly Simmenroth said.
Seniors can meet new people and expand their leisure activities.

“It’s a great adventure,” Anne MacMillan said. We all have so much fun and we are very active.

The Club uses local businesses whenever possible. Most of our luncheons and dinners are catered by local people. “We try to support our community,” Ms. Lott said. Most of the seniors find time to further support their community by volunteering for a variety of jobs.

Ms. Lott has finished the Club’s itinerary for 2014 and two of next year’s trips will be to Branson, Missouri and Quebec, Canada.

The 50 Plus Club welcomes all residents 50 years or older from Chester Borough, Chester Township and Washington Valley. If you would like more information about the 50 Plus Club contact Bob Jones at (908) 879-5355 or Fred Weippert (908) 876-3737.

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