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Senior Center Best Practices
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Senior Center/Nutrition Program/Organization Name
Potter County Human Services AAA - Coudersport Senior Center
1004 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915
Potter AAA - 814-544-7315 Center - 814-274-7887
Barb Kiel - AAA
Penn State Cooperative Extension Science of Gardening Program/Coudersport
Senior Center Fundraise
The 4-H young people involved with the Science of Gardening Program are
raising vegetables and fruit in a garden provided by the Cooperative Extension.
The produce from the garden will be used for a soup, salad and dessert luncheon
fundraiser being held in a local restaurant. The owner of the restaurant will
provide the facility and will cook the food. Our Potter County Office of Aging
employees will provide dessert and help serve. This is being held September 11,
2010, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. All proceeds will be given to the senior center to
help pay their operating expenses. The young people came to the senior center on
July 21st to meet the senior citizens, have lunch, tell about their garden and
experiments they have been doing and to play games and the Wii with the senior
citizens. Tickets are being sold for $5.50.
Time and Manpower
The 4-H group and leaders have a lot of time into planting and cultivating
the garden. They work in the garden several days a week. Aging and Senior Center
Staff have had several meetings planning the event. The fixing of the food and
serving will be volunteered help.
The staff from the Cooperative Extension are making posters to be put around
the local businesses. Aging Staff will advertise the event in the local
newspapers, radio stations and churches.
We hope to target many in the community by having them come to the event and
hopefully they will try to come up with other ideas on how they can help their
local senior center who pays extremely high rent for their facility. We have
done presentations for the local Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce and etc…
Hopefully, this will encourage them to come up with ways they can help their
local senior citizens.
Our partnerships are with Penn State Cooperative Extension, local restaurant
and Office of Aging Staff.
No cost - everything is donated and volunteered.
Impact On Center
Our goal is to raise money for the center due to high operational costs.
Another goal is to have our young people work together to help our senior
citizens. They are really enjoying each other's company. The young people also
take their produce and experiments to a local senior housing. It is great for
all involved. Our final goal is to let the community know more about our senior
center and hopefully get more participants.
So far the project is going great. We have some neat pictures from the young
people visiting the senior center. We will not be having the event until
September 11, 2010. That will be when we know how productive all our endeavors
have been financially. The intergenerational results have been fantastic. Please
let me know if you need more information and additional information after the
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