From the Director

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year!  What a wonderful year 2017 was!  Our membership is currently 2,562.  We offered 55 different activities equaling 18,935 hours of programming.  We had 484 individuals who volunteered providing 27,061 hours of their valuable time to help us be the best we can be!

We also increased our programming to include Line Dance for Fitness, beginning Guitar Class, ‘Ladies Only’ Pool Tournament and Grief Counseling.  We offered a number of special programming opportunities as well including Balance Testing, Ballroom Dance Lessons, Vision Screening, Stroke Prevention, Apple Technology Classes, CPR demonstrations, Ice Cream Social & Senior Follies, Senior Center Month events and more.

Our fund raising events have also been a huge success including the 27th Annual Senior Resource & Health Fair, Community BUNCO Bash events, bake sales and silent auctions.   We appreciate your support and involvement.

Thanks once again for your feedback on the two membership surveys.  The surveys provide important information that will guide us as we consider future programming.  The surveys indicated that you would like additional education classes including, but not limited to, health and wellness.  I am interested to know specifically what your interests are.  Please stop by the office and take a few minutes to share your thoughts with me or plan to attend the ’Forum with the Director’ scheduled for January 10th at 2 pm in the Lounge.

Parking, activity space, fans and the need to update furnishings are duly noted.  We are seeking public support to place a Senior Center expansion on the bond package which will come before the voters next summer.  This expansion will give us ample space and parking for hopefully the next 10 years.  I urge you to support this effort.

An important part of our continued success is leadership.  We welcome our new board members Tori Ashlock, Yvette Martinez, Johnnie Parks, Jason Woods and intern Sharyn Willard.

Once again, Happy New Year!   Til I see you again. . .