From the Director

Dear Friends,

By the time you receive this newsletter, the April 27 Annual Senior Resource & Health Fair will be concluding.  We were especially pleased to welcome Prairie House Assisted Living as our Presenting sponsor.  We also appreciate the support of our Platinum Sponsors Cedarhurst Senior Living, City of Broken Arrow, Floral Haven Funeral Home & Cemetery, Harmon Insurance, Hillcrest Hospital South, Humana, Life Senior Services, Rotary Club of BA, VALUES Magazine in addition to all the companies that exhibited.  We are also thankful for the hard work of all of our volunteers in regards to planning and hosting this large event.

The Senior Fair helps us fund and continue our work to provide the programs and activities that you have come to count on and enjoy at an affordable membership fee.  Another important fund raising event is our Storm Shelter Raffle.  Please continue to buy and sell  these tickets. We have sold 200 of the 500 that will be sold.   Your support of our fund raising efforts is important.

Being a good steward of all that we have at the Center also means that we must look to the future.  The Board of Directors and staff want to assure that our programming as well as our image stays relevant and vibrant.  To meet that goal we are rebranding!  Watch for the roll out of our new logo and the updating of our website.   One of the ways you can be a part of planning the future at the Center is through our Legacy Society.  Watch the newsletter for more information about how you can play a role in the future of the Center.

Our members will always be our greatest asset and we are always looking for new avenues to better serve you.  We are fortunate to have a formed a valuable partnership with Tulsa Community Foundation that both you and the senior center can benefit from. The Foundation is hosting an upcoming workshop covering the Tax Cut & Jobs Act, as it is officially known.  The Act contains many changes affecting everyone and its provisions could have a significant impact on your overall finances.  During the Tuesday, May 15th workshop, Foundation representatives, who are experts in their field, will review the changes and provide solutions addressing Social Security, retirement, estate planning and charitable tax planning.  This complimentary workshop will be held at 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the OU Tulsa, Schusterman Campus, Room 145.  Please call the Center office to RSVP or to ask any questions.

Wishing all Mothers, Grandmothers and Great Grandmothers a happy Mother’s Day!  Till I see you again. . .