South Adams Senior Center

Welcome

Welcome to the new and updated South Adams Senior Center Website!  This is our information center that will enable you to enjoy all the benefits and activities of the center.

If you live in the Southern half of Adams County we encourage you to participate in our activities.  This includes Berne, Geneva, Linn Grove, Monroe, and all seniors living south of Highway 124.           

If you are visiting our area, feel free to stop in and visit and we would be glad to provide a tour of tour facility and provide information for other attractions in the area.  Jacque, Evie, or Linda will be glad to visit with you and show you around.  We want you to feel at home!

The Senior Center is located just South of Berne, just East of Lehman Park.  Go South from the Clock Tower intersection of Highways  218 and US 27 to the traffic light at Parkway Street and turn left or East to the Berne Community Pool and then proceed North on Hendricks Street to the South Adams Senior Center (approx 1 block).  If you look to your left from this direction you will see Lehman Park.

Our Venue

The cost to rent the center for four hours is $100.00 plus a $50.00 deposit.  The deposit is refunded after the building is checked for damage and none is found.  Additional four hours is also $100.00.  Items that may be used at no additional cost are:  3 coffee pots, a piano, a microwave, a punch bowl, and the sound system.  A stove and refrigerator are also available. Download the rental agreement.

What other equipment is available for rental?
We have a catering room that has a commercial sink and an additional refrigerator.  Also, there are extra plugs for crock pots and roasters.  Cost to rent the catering room is an additional $25.00.  We also have table cloth rental for $2.00 each to fit the round tables.  VCR and DVD players are available for $25.00.  We offer an overhead projector for VHS tapes and DVD presentations.  Powerpoint presentations are provided by the renter using the Senior Center pull down screen. 

May we use the Pool Tables and Exercise rooms if we are renting the Banquet Room?
These rooms are not available for rentals.
 
How many chairs and tables are available for use and what is the size of the room?
There are 16 round 5ft diameter tables that will seat 8 to a table, 6 - six foot long tables and 6 - three foot square tables. There are160 upholstered chairs with arms. The size of the Banquet Room is 65'8" by 27'2".
 
What is the procedure for using the exercise equipment?
To use the exercise equipment you must be 18 years and older and sign a liability release form and exercise at your own risk. The room is available 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Omar Reusser was one of the first to become interested in pursuing a new building for the senior population in Berne. As President of the the Berne Senior Fellowship he was aware that the building they were meeting in was to be sold.
A group of interested citizens and seniors formed the initial committee and began gathering support and ideas on how to raise funds to build a new building that would be used for the needs of the adult population living in the south half of Adams County, including Berne, Geneva, Linn Grove, and Monroe.

Neighboring Wells County was in the process of receiving a Federal Grant of the Housing and Urban Development and after receiving further encouragement from local citizens the newly formed South Adams Seniors, Inc. decided to apply for a grant.   With cooperation from the City of Berne, a $445,000 Community Focus Fund Grant was received from the State of Indiana.   Local citizens responded and well over $200,000 additional money was raised to furnish the building with tables, chairs, and other startup expenses.

Staff Information:

 

  • Jacque Morris-Ingle, Facility Director
  • Evelyn (Evie) Norr, Receptionist
  • Linda Habegger, Receptionist
  • Nancy Walker, Custodian

Below is a list of our 2015 Board of Directors:

  • Betty Stuber, President
  • Nancy Kuhn, Treasurer
  • Steve Huser, Vice-President
  • John Kichhoffer Secretary
  • Van Wulliman (not pictured)
  • Pam Krause (not pictured)

The following are offered for those in need of these services or referred to the proper agency.  If you have another need and do not see it listed below, please call and we will do our best to put you in contact with someone who can provide you with an answer or referral to your particular need. We have three way calling to connect you with the Council on Aging office in Decatur, IN. at no charge to you.

Evelyn (Evie) Norr and Linda Habegger are the receptionists for the South Adams Senior Center. They are ready to forward your call to the Decatur Office of Council on Aging to schedule your appointments.

  • Assistance to the Homebound
  • Choice - at Home Assistance
  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Homemaker - assistant to homebound
  • Information and Referral
  • Insurance Counseling/Legal Services
  • Tax Assistance
  • Council on Aging Van Service
  • Encouraging of Volunteerism
  • Assistance with Energy Needs

Latest News

  • WiFi Access Available

    We are happy to announce that we have WIFI.  This has proven to be very helpful to those renting our facility for programs and training events.  We just purchased a new computer for the Director’s office.  This will enable us to update the website and be able to accomplish several other details and activities in the office with our new…
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    WiFi Access Available

    Posted on: Wednesday, April 17, 2013

    We are happy to announce that we have WIFI.  This has proven to be very helpful to those renting our facility for programs and training events.  We just purchased a new computer for the Director’s office.  This will enable us to update the website and be able to accomplish several other details and activities in the office with our new software.  Our receptionists will soon have a wireless computer that we received from the United Way office at their desk to better assist them in their daily responsibilities.

Upcoming Events

  • Community Luncheon Event

    September 26, 2018 | 12:00PM

    Food catered by Diane Winteregg of "Summer Kitchen" Music by Boots & Roots Ukulele duo cost $7.00 

  • Sewing Club Every Wednesday!

    October 3, 2018 | 8:00AM

    Bring your own projects,Materials and Machines.

  • Free Blood Pressure cks

    October 15, 2018 | 12:30PM

    Provided by Home Health care of Adams County.  FREE!

  • Community Luncheon Event

    October 24, 2018 | 12:00PM

    Food Catered by Diane Winteregg of Summer Kitchen.  Guest Speaker Dan Mawhorr  "Drugs" 

Contact Us

Location & Hours

The Senior Center is located just South of Berne, just East of Lehman Park. 

Go South from the Clock Tower intersection of Highways  218 and US 27 to the traffic light at Parkway Street and turn left or East to the Berne Community Pool and then proceed North on Hendricks Street to the South Adams Senior Center (approx 1 block).  If you look to your left from this direction you will see Lehman Park.

Hours of Operation: 8 am to 3 pm, Mon-Fri

Phone: 260-589-8877
Fax: 260-589-8078

Email: saseniors@embarqmail.com