COVID-19

We are working hard to ensure we can continue to provide some of our most critical programs and services to people in need in our community.  As such, we need to ensure that Seward Senior Center does not become a vector for transmission of the disease.  Please help us by doing the following: 1.       Stay home if you have any symptoms, including a cough, a tickle in your throat or other respiratory problems,…

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From the Desk of the Director – March 2020

From the Desk of the Director – March 2020 Whew! We all survived and thrived during our construction closure, now we welcome folks back to a fresh and fun senior center. We leave behind ways of doing business that are archaic and duplicated. Provide recognition of honor by providing consumers with privacy and a confidential space.  The new interior design that draws one in, to be surrounded by beauty, embraced with the warm and kind…

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From the Desk of the Director – February 2020

From the Desk of the Director – February 2020 Wow! We are still under construction and getting more excited every day until we open, Monday, February 10th. When you arrive onto the 3rd floor, you too will be excited to see new colors, new layout of the foyer and the new activity check in system. We will no longer be selling punch cards for any programs, but still rely on program income donations to continue…

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From the Desk of the Director – January 2020

Desk of the Director Happy New Year! It is going to be a great and growing year for the senior center, with many partners to provide up to date services, uninterrupted and with a smile. The center will be closed January 13th – February 7th for the modernization of senior services, a construction project to provide better security for staff, volunteers and clients and remove a few cobwebs that have grown from busy years at…

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From the Desk of the Director – December 2019

Desk of the Director We dream of making a positive difference in our little seaside community. We embrace each senior we serve with an open mind and heart to make the greatest impact on their well-being and security in Seward. We are hard-working, compassionate, honest, caring, friendly and meet everyone at the door with humility and strength. This resonates with our active volunteers, donors and those who are our greatest advocates in senior services. Together…

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From the Desk of the Director – November 2019

Desk of the Director We would like to thank everyone that returned their survey that was printed in the October newsletter. Your voice is welcomed here at the center and this survey provides the necessary space to address many of our quality programs that we extend to our community, five days a week. In conclusion, with a 10% return on the surveys, all from individuals who participate, provided us with a quick snapshot of how…

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From the Desk of the Director – October 2019

Desk of the Director October in Alaska brings a sense of richness, as residents receive the long awaited Permanent Dividend Fund, which brings relief to overdue bills, filling the cupboard or waiting for a down payment for a new car. We all have different needs, as we figure out how to spend or invest these annual dividend payments. For those of you who are seeking opportunities to invest, you can rest assured that a donation…

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From the Desk of the Director – September 2019

From the desk of the Director: September is National Senior Center month, which coincides with Suicide Prevention month. How are you today?  In life, not everything smells like roses and not every day is great. This is just how life moves along, when somedays are just better than others are. Life goes on; we grieve, we heal and hopefully we can get back up on our feet, brush off the pain and move forward. Sure…

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From the Desk of the Director – August 2019

From the desk of the Director: The annual Silver Salmon Derby, a Chamber of Commerce event, is coming up August 10th – 18th, 2019, which is a salmon enhancement project, protecting our aquaculture resource. Like the Salmon Derby, the Senior Center provides senior enhancement programs and services throughout the year, with community and individual donations dedicated back into our healthy habitat at the center. Our daily intention is to positively impact your day-to-day living experiences.…

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From the Desk of the Director – July 2019

From the desk of the Director: Growing up in a large family (8), and the youngest of 6, I spent the 4th of July holiday with cousins and siblings, camping on the coast or up against a fine Oregon river. When we couldn’t go camping, we spent the day at a local reservoir, swimming, diving and fighting over dusty black inner tubes. At the end of the day, we would come home, and prepare for…

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From the Desk of the Director – June 2019

From the desk of the Director: The senior center relies on daily volunteers to run smooth, consistent and uninterrupted services Here is a list on how a senior can participate as a partner, to help ensure success in all programs, which comes in many different forms. American Legion donated $4000 to the center to support the “Take a Vet to Lunch” program, to extend it into the summer. Individual seniors donate their tax savings from…

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