October 6, 2013




Fallbrook Senior Citizens press release

Please contact Executive Director at (760) 728-4498 for more information.





The games are being held twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesdays. They are seen as a way for the club to raise additional operating funds while increasing recreational opportunities for area residents.

                The community Bingo game was launched in a low-key manner on Aug. 17, 2012 with scant advance publicity and just a few fliers distributed here and there. Yet the games attracted about 50 players, some who traveled from as far away as Temecula and Vista to participate. A visitor from Sacramento was brought to the game by a local resident who took part in the fun.

                 Club leaders hope that attendance will steadily grow. The center features a large community room, and if needed a larger facility could possibly be made available.

         Each player pays $12 for a packet of game cards. Additional cards are sold for $1 each. Doors open at the center at 5 p.m., and the games take place from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Complimentary coffee, tea and desserts are provided. Sodas and bottled water may be purchased for $1 each. Hot dogs and pizza slices are sold for $1.50 each and salads are $3.

         The center is located at 399 Heald Lane in Fallbrook. The club’s approximately 630 members each pay $15 a year to belong. Club membership is open to residents of Fallbrook, Bonsall and Rainbow who are age 55 or above. The nonprofit club, which was established in 1974, operates a popular center where activities, classes, games and food distribution programs are offered. A thrift shop at the center provides some of the club’s operating funds.

        The club is also the designated agency that provides low-cost senior meals in the area. About 10,050 lunches are served each year on a five-day a week basis at a nearby San Diego County community center. Another 14,720 lunches are delivered each year to homebound seniors.

          More information about the center and the Bingo games is available by calling (760) 728-4498.