HELP US ACHIEVE OUR VISION:
“Boundless Opportunities for All Seniors to Live Life to the Fullest”
How can we achieve and sustain our vision? How can we best serve our communities?
Here’s the answer from the growing number of seniors active in the CSC: “Expand the range of activities and programs to serve more of us.” And we’re doing it.
HELP US EXPAND ON THE ACTIVITIES THAT SENIORS ASK FOR.
We host 25-30 different activities each week, based on what seniors tell us would enhance their lives. Your support helps keep these going and add new ones to serve different interests:
Learning and enrichment: genealogy, French, travelogues and memoir writing led by our own members. Presentations by experts on topics like local and state history, the arts and wildlife.
Social activities: Weekly Coffee Time, luncheons, line dancing, sing-a-longs and table games. The World Affairs discussion group shares ideas on major trends and events weekly.
Health and wellness: Bone Builders, yoga, Feldenkrais, tai chi, meditation and other techniques help improve the mind and body.
Physical recreation: Nordic walking, hiking, kayaking, croquet, swimming and Pickle Ball to help stay fit outdoors. Indoor activities include Pickle Ball, bowling, bocce and table tennis.
Creative skills: Art classes, musical instrument lessons, needlework, a play reading and an opera discussion group are some of our paths to explore the arts and use creative skills.
HELP US REACH AND ENGAGE MORE SENIORS.
It takes a lot to reach all our seniors, and we need your help to do it. Our email newsletter delivers each week’s activities to nearly 600 seniors. Our website, developed by SwifTrek owner and CSC member Cara Nelson, requires regular updating. And our ads, editorials and posters help reach those with no access to the internet.
SUPPORT OUR VOLUNTEERS AND ACTIVITY LEADERS.
Over 70 volunteers lead activities, host programs and provide professional guidance. Your donations help offset the cost of the spaces we rent and the equipment they need.
We appreciate and will make good use of any amount you can send. You can make a personal tax-deductible contribution or one in honor of a family member, friend or special neighbor.
ABOUT OUR BUDGET AND FACILITIES
Our “location:” All around our towns.
We’re in schools, town centers, libraries and churches; spaces our communities generously offer at reasonable cost or sometimes free. This keeps us connected within our towns and gives us spaces best-suited for each activity. Our many waterways and trails are our outdoor venues. And we work with area businesses for activities like bowling at reduced rates.
Our operating budget: Built on donations of dollars and skills.
Our operating budget is over $60,000. Almost half comes from individual donations and proceeds from events, and covers equipment, space rentals, and communications costs. It also lets us offer our programs free or at low cost. The balance of that $60,000? It’s the value of donations-in-kind of volunteers’ expertise and professional services.
PLEASE DONATE AND HELP US ACHIEVE OUR VISION FOR ALL SENIORS.