Founded in 1975, the West Chester Area Senior Center is an independent non-profit organization chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Center is managed by a volunteer board of directors made up of men and women from all parts of the West Chester area who share an interest in providing services to seniors.

Members of the Center play an active role in determining the Center’s activities. A Planning Council, elected by the participants, works with the Senior Center staff to ensure that the Center’s activities reflect the seniors’ interests. The Planning Council is eager to hear suggestions from members and suggestions for new programs are always welcomed.