Wimberley Senior Citizens Activities, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of senior citizens in the Wimberley Valley. The organization operates the Wimberley Senior Center, which is located in the Wimberley Community Center, as well as several programs.
A variety of fun and education programs are available at the senior center, including dominoes, bridge, and mah jong. Tai chi and line dancing activities are also scheduled.
- Wimberley on Wheels: Offering rides to medical appointments, shopping and more for seniors who may not be able to drive.
- Circles of Friends: Enrichment activities are offered for seniors with moderate memory loss as well as respite for caregivers every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Programs for seniors include:
WSCAI was founded in 1986 and raised the funds to build the Wimberley Community Center. Today, WSCAI is supported by the Wimberley Thrift Shoppe, which is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please visit www.Wimberleyseniors.com or call 512-847-1781.
The Center is also available on a rental basis. Please call for information.
A Bit of History
In 1986, the Wimberley Senior Citizens* Activities, Inc. (WSCAI) embarked on a community based program to enhance the quality of life for Wimberley citizens.
Funds were solicited in 1986 to buy the Old Church Hall for a Senior Center and the Thrift Shop was built. In 1991, when 1.85 acres close to the Senior Center became available, WSCAI again solicited community donations and contributed substantially to purchase it. The Visitor's Center now is occupied by the Chamber of Commerce.
In 1997, the 1850's Winters-Wimberley House and surrounding 5.05 acres was purchased with community donations and grant funds. Wimberley Institute of Cultures now opens the house for educational and cultural purposes.
In 1999, WSCAI undertook its most ambitious stewardship project for Wimberley Village...the building of a community center on the Winters House property that fulfilling the dream of "gathering place" for Wimberley citizens.
The new Community Center provides a meeting/eating place for clubs and organizations. It also replaces the old Senior Citizens Center which was previously provided free of charge as a place for seniors, quilters, domino and card players, artists, arts and crafters.
After many years, there is a place large enough for civic organization luncheons and classy enough for wedding receptions...and much more!