June 19, 2020
Happy News:  The Center at Belvedere will open on Monday!
Not fully, not as originally planned before the pandemic, but as open as we can be while providing the safest possible environment.
 
It’s a fluid situation and we will alter or adapt plans as often as needed because safety is paramount. Your patience and flexibility will be invaluable as we work through the process of discovering what is possible. Along with state and public health guidelines, the gradual addition of on-site programs will be determined by program leader availability, volunteer readiness, and protocol compliance.

As we wrote to members some weeks ago, we understand that it may take weeks or months before people feel comfortable enough to come to The Center at Belvedere. Individuals must weigh the risks and make an informed decision about what is right for themselves and others. You’ll find information to help you with that here , with links to the guidelines we are following and enhanced cleaning and safety protocols.
What are The Center hours?
Monday –Fri day, 7:00 am –4:00 pm
The Center at Belvedere will be open from 7:00 am–4:00 pm Monday–Friday. People can come in to pick up member packets and benefits, take a tour, or participate in a scheduled program (see below).
What will it look like?
It will look beautiful! But e veryone will be wearing masks. Staff and volunteers will be at the entrance to ask health screening questions of anyone coming into The Center. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building. Furniture will be moved or blocked off to ensure appropriate physical distancing, with signs and tape marks as reminders. Certain areas will be off limits. Enhanced cleaning efforts will be evident.
Greenberry's Coffee Co.
Monday –Fri day, 7:00 am –1:00 pm
Greenberry’s will remain “grab and go” for now, but there will be additional outdoor seating available. Pro tip: Look for a special offer next week involving Java Shakes!
Travel Center
The Travel Center will be open for appointments from 9:00 am–2:00 pm Monday–Thursday and 9:00 am–1:00 pm on Friday. Email Linda or call 434.974.6583 to schedule a time to book trips or discuss travel plans.
On-site Programs
Please note that online programs will continue! In addition, the following will be offered on site at The Center the week of June 22:

  • Arthritis Exercise - 10:30 am Tue & Thur
  • Biking through Belvedere - 8 am Tue & Thur
  • Crafts DIY - 11 am Thur
  • Crafty Ladies - 9:30 am Wed
  • English Country Dance - 1 pm Mon & Tue
  • Hiking - 9 am Mon & Wed (meets offsite, contact program leader)
  • International Folk Dance 2:30 pm Thur
  • Knit Wits - 3 pm Wed
  • Ping Pong - 3 pm Wed
  • PrimeTime Fitness - 9:30 am Mon, Tue, Thur
  • Reading for Pleasure - 12 pm Thur
  • Square Dancing - 2 pm Wed
  • Woodcarvers - 1 pm Thur
  • Writing for Pleasure - 12 pm Fri
  • Tai Chi - 8:30 am Mon, Wed, Fri
 
Many of these require advance registration so that we do not exceed capacity limits. Some will be held outside. At least one will be also be Zoomed. Please visit the program pages on our website for details or check the weekly calendar here .
 
The Fitness Center remains closed for now, but we are fine-tuning protocols to make it available to Prime members in the next couple of weeks.  
Did you join or renew your membership to The Center between July and January?
If so, we owe you some loot! Anyone who joined The Center or renewed membership between July 1, 2019, and January 31, 2020, earned a free month of membership, but that is not all. You also are due a $20 Travel Credit and a $15 gift card to the Greenberry’s Coffee Co. at The Center at Belvedere. Drop by The Center today to receive your gifts! Not sure if this applies to you? Contact Membership Director Judy Gardner at judy@thecentercville.org for more information.
Attention Prime Members! 
Being a Prime member of The Center comes with benefits! In addition to access to fee-based programs and the equipped fitness room at no extra charge, you receive a certificate for a trial month of membership to give to a friend or family member, a $20 gift card for the Greenberry’s Coffee Co. at The Center at Belvedere, and a 20% discount on facility rental. Drop by The Welcome Desk at The Center today to receive your new membership card and to pick up your loot!