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Merced Senior Social Club enjoys a nice Rummage Sale


On the fourth Friday of every month, the Merced Senior Social Club center holds their Rummage Sale at the Senior Center in downtown Merced.

Here, people can rummage through (and hopefully find) donated clothes, knick-knacks, and trinkets at a great deal in order to support the club, and thus its members.

The center is located at 755 W. 15th Street, and it is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additionally, if you would like to get in touch with them, their phone number is (209) 385-8803.

The Merced Senior Social Club gathers every Friday for its meetings, where they socialize, learn helpful information, and engage the community. The club currently holds a roster of approximately 125 members and hopes for more to come — and with dues at only $5 a year, it is incredibly accessible.

For those who don’t know, the Senior Center offers many classes, activities, and opportunities to socialize as well as engage with the community. Some of the offerings include two different yoga classes, game sessions (such as Bingo, Pinocle and Mexican-train), and even a wood carving group.

“It’s very active down here and we encourage everyone to come visit and see what we are about,” says Pat Scoble, who is an active member of the Social Club, in addition to being volunteer and part-time Kitchen Manager. “I like meeting people. We get lots of new people coming through the center during the week to see what’s going on, and it’s always nice to share information about what we have available.”

Notably, once a month, the club organizes a special meeting where a guest speaker is invited to give an informative seminar for the club members. These seminars are primarily informative and aim to help improve the lives of seniors, such as anti-scam tips/lessons as well as health and nutritional guidance. Additionally, now that things are beginning to open up following covid, Tom Soto, president of the Senior Social Club, told the Times that he is working on organizing regular day trips for the seniors to notable attractions/places nearby — such as National Parks like Yosemite, live performances/plays, and more.

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