Help us spread the word about our center with your family, friends, neighbors, and fellow community members, even those who are not "seniors". Consider supporting our center by volunteering! Help staff our programs for as little as 1- 2 hours a week, or month, or work on a special project at the center - we have needs that you have the skills for. If you believe that the center should have a program or activity, suggest it to the center or come volunteer to organize and lead the project so that your great idea happens. Finally, think about donating if you can and support the center - "free” programs and activities do come at a cost. Your investment in our center provides significant demonstrated grassroots support that is critical in securing additional funding from other sources. Currently we have a dollar-for-dollar match fundraising drive to support the meal program operations with a goal of $10,000. We are halfway towards reaching that goal! Thank you!
During the first quarter of 2024, the center is hosting presentations by the Coos County - OSU Extension Service starting January 8, 2024 at 2pm. These sessions will provide valuable information on grocery shopping tips, meal planning, and nutrition. Additionally, the center is in the process of confirming seasonal presentations related to energy assistance, energy conservation, and home repair programs specifically available to seniors in the community. These sessions will not only explain the existing programs but also offer one-on-one assistance for seniors to access these resources. The center is actively working to secure a senior-friendly presentation on home businesses and business start-ups tailored for seniors. Additionally, there is a planned outreach effort in collaboration with OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University) regarding a major cancer research study with voluntary participation by center patrons.
The North Bend Senior Center is committed to hosting or organizing informative presentations, engaging activities, and enriching classes at the center with the help of our community partners. Since our reopening, we have experienced explosive growth, but we also recognize the significant organizational challenges related to staffing and funding. Our ongoing efforts, both large and small, is to expand and build programs and activities that support and enhance the quality of life for our senior community members.