The Jenks Center Story
The Jenks Center opened its doors on April 2, 1978, after many years of steadfast planning and fundraising throughout the community. Mr. and Mrs. James Jenks, Jr. provided a significant contribution that made the Center a reality. Since its opening, there have been two additional renovations making the Center a gold standard among senior centers. The Winchester Seniors Association Trust owns the building and shepherds capital funding for improvements. The Winchester Seniors Association manages the building and provides cutting-edge programming and events at the Center. Also housed at the Center is the Town’s Council on Aging. Founded primarily as a volunteer-based organization, the Jenks still appreciates the thousands of hours provided by over 250 volunteers every year.