The Future is Already Here

How do you answer this question: “Where do you see yourself in three years?”

This can feel like a bit of a trick question, because if you are interviewing for a new position, sometimes the answer is “not in this job.” In couples counseling, the answer might be “not in this relationship.” And in life, maybe the best response is “at a bigger, better opportunity elsewhere.”

The Broken Arrow Senior Center is facing the same question, and our response will – and should – be framed with input from our current and future members.

Before you know it, there will be an additional BA Senior Center building across Main Street. This will give us the opportunity to better serve older adults in our community. And, quite frankly, we need the room now.

Come to one of our Zumba classes and you’ll find space is at a premium. At line dancing, you might have to share a line with someone else. Yoga and tai chi are other activities with lots of interest among our members.

Join in our crochet, quilting or crafting activities, and you’ll see that we’ve expanded beyond the four walls of the classroom.

Some days the domino and card room is nearly standing room only. Our community events like Bunco sell out in record time.

We have to ask the question of where we see the Broken Arrow Senior Center in three years, but we need to ask that question today. We have to set a course for how we are going to get there in 36 months in order to be prepared when that time arrives.

Without generous support from community volunteers, our activities and programs wouldn’t be possible.

From teaching a class to helping us improve and expand our services, there are many ways to get involved. If you have specific input on where you see the BA Senior Center in several years, please stop in and let me know your thoughts and ask your questions.

There’s so much energy and excitement about what the Broken Arrow Senior Center already is, where BASC is going and what it can be as an organization. I’m really looking forward to being part of it. I hope you are as well.