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About the Barton Center

Welcome to the Barton Communities Activity Center, a vibrant cornerstone of the Lakewood community for adults aged 55 and older. Our center is dedicated to enriching the lives of our community members by providing a diverse array of programs and services designed to foster intellectual and physical well-being.

A Legacy of Community and Support

The Barton Center’s rich history dates back to 1964, with the establishment of the Westerly Senior Center, conceived to serve the social, educational, recreational, cultural, and psychological needs of older adults. Evolving with the community it serves, the center has grown in both scale and scope, now known as the Barton Communities Activity Center, and continues to be a place of activity and connection in Lakewood.

Services and Activities

Our inclusive center offers comprehensive amenities and services tailored specifically for the unique needs and interests of older adults. With a 24-hour library for the book lovers, a convenient corner store for everyday essentials, and a charming book nook, there is something for everyone. The resale shop provides not only a place to find treasures but also a chance to contribute to the sustainability efforts of the community.

Life at the Barton Communities Activity Center is never dull. Our impressive roster of activities includes:

  • Art and craft workshops to spark creativity
  • Fitness classes including Tai Chi and Silver Sneakers to promote physical health
  • Engaging educational programs
  • Live entertainment and movies for leisure and enjoyment
  • Holiday celebrations to keep traditions alive

These are complemented by unique offerings such as knit and crochet gatherings, tabletop bowling, and parties and events that add to the rich tapestry of our community life.

A Community That Grows Together

The Barton Center is more than just a place to spend time – it’s a place to thrive. With every program, class, or event, we’re fostering a sense of togetherness. Whether you reside in the Westerly building or in the surrounding Lakewood area, the Barton Communities Activity Center invites you to join our thriving community. Discover a place where you can connect, learn, and enjoy every day. We are here to support you, celebrate with you, and provide the services you need to live a full and active life.

Senior woman winning at Bingo and playing Bingo with friends