Five Decades of Serving Seniors in Our Community
A history of excellence has proven Via Health, Fitness, and Enrichment Center to have a far-reaching impact on mature adults throughout the Mobile Community. Continual effort to provide exemplary services and programs assure the Via Health, Fitness, and Enrichment Center will fulfill its mission for many years to come!
Senior Citizens Services (SCS) began providing services to older adults in 1970 with Ms. Mary Abbie Berg as the first Executive Director. In 1990, the nonprofit organization moved to its current location, formerly the Ahavas Chesed Synagogue. It became the Mary Abbie Berg Senior Center, providing older adults with meaningful activities and resources. Through many generous donations, SCS was able to add 15,000 square foot expansion dedicated the Herbert and Fanny Meisler Health and Fitness Building. This addition includes a fitness center, gymnasium and aerobics room. The enlarged facility became the Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center located on the Arlene F. Mitchell Campus.
The Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center/Senior Citizens Services promote a healthy, active, independent lifestyle among adults. Via/SCS advocates, teaches, and leads healthy aging programs and initiatives for the surrounding community.
The Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center/Senior Citizens Services will be the community leader in healthy aging initiatives by creating and supporting health and wellness programs, education on aging, mature adult advocacy, and family and individual support services with an emphasis on intergenerational learning and research.