From the Director

Dear Friends,

Don’t forget that our Planned Giving Department through the Advancement Group is providing a free workshop on social security and retirement.  This workshop is October 5th beginning at 5:30 at the OU Tulsa Learning Center, Room 145.  A light meal will be provided so please sign up in the office to assist with planning.  This is a great way to gather information and to get answers to those questions that have been on your mind.

What a fantastic job our staff, members and volunteers did on Day of Caring!  A special thanks to Broken Arrow Public Schools, Union Public Schools and the City of Broken Arrow for all your hard work!  Most of these individuals took a day of vacation from their jobs in order to do this community service work.

We recently distributed a satisfaction survey to all of our groups.  Thanks to those of you who completed and returned this survey; if for whatever reason you did not complete one, please come by the office and pick up a survey specific to the activity.  Your feedback is appreciated.  We use the information to guide us in making decisions for the future so that we can continue our excellent programming.   In early October we will ask you to complete another survey.  Unlike the September survey which was specific to an activity, the October survey will focus on the Senior Center and you.  Please return this October survey by the end of the month.  They will be distributed at the Center in addition to being available in the office.

During the first weeks of October, the City of Broken Arrow will be asking for assistance from its’ citizens.  As they plan for a 2018 bond election, input is sought on projects that need to be included. There will be a question on this survey to determine if the citizens of Broken Arrow will support building an annex to the senior center.  This will provide us much needed activity space as well as provide enough additional parking for years to come. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO WATCH FOR AND COMPLETE THIS SURVEY.

Initially there will be a website you can visit to complete this survey (  We will make the computers in the computer lab available to you as well as have laptops in the main building with volunteer assistance for those who would like help with the computers.  You may receive a recorded phone call from the City reminding you about the survey.  Paper surveys are available at City Hall if you prefer.  If you need assistance please see a staff member or volunteer in the office.

Til I see you again. . . .