To enrich our community by creating opportunities for healthy aging through social, physical, and intellectual well-being
- The Golden Age Club, a social group, was established Feb. 4, 1953. It was incorporated in October 1956. On Jan. 11, 1957, the Club became a member agency of the Middletown Civic Association. On May 24, 1967, the Club moved to 603 Mary Etta Street. The Club became a multipurpose senior center open 5 days a week with some weekend and evening programs.
- When membership expanded, the Club moved to Columbia Avenue. On June 10, 1977, a new center opened.
- In the late 1970s, Middletown Area Senior Citizens, Inc. (MASC), contracted to provide elderly services through Title III of the Older Americans 1965 Act and the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, providing home delivered meals, a congregate lunch site, social services, programs, and transportation for people 60 and older. Services to older adults continued to increase.
- In 1996 MASC outgrew its Verity Parkway location due to increased services, membership, and staffing. In 1996 transportation and nutrition services were expanded to include case management, and in 2000 to include homemaking, independent living assistance, and companion services.
- On May 7, 2002, MASC purchased 11 acres at 3907 Central Ave., and groundbreaking for a new senior center occurred in September 2006 with a move into the current center in November 2007.
- In January 2003 MASC became a provider for Warren County Elderly Services and celebrated 50 years of service.
- In 2009-10, U.S. senior population doubled from 1999, and with it requests for services and programs increased. A new revenue source was initiated with the addition of catering and banquet services. MASC became the regular meeting place for Middletown United Way special events; the Chamber of Commerce of Middletown, Monroe, and Trenton; Middletown Rotary; Kiwanis; Safety Council; and the Bar Association, in addition to hosting events of various community groups and individuals.
- Central Connections celebrated the organization’s 60th anniversary in 2013.
- Following a new branding effort in 2015, MASC began to do business as Central Connections.
WHO WE SERVE
MIDDLETOWN POPULATION OVER 65
Board of Trustees
Dr. Rick Hasemeier
Want to become a member?
An annual membership only costs $50. That is less than 16 cents per day, it provides you with unlimited use of our facility.