The Seniority Report
By T. Myers
It has been a while since we went over our history for all of you, so we thought it would be a good idea to line up our history as we enter a new year together
In 1968, the Senior Center was located on the corner of Burgess Road and Huntington. For the many years that we were located at that site, we planned, as a center, to make the perfect place for all of us to be and we started fundraising through large and small events that includes rock-a-thons, dinners, parties and dancing and every other thing we could think of to make it a benefit to supporters so we could put together the money we would need to get a new property.
After 38 years, we had done it! With the help of the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners and other state and national supporters, we were able to move into our present facility in 2006! It was a dream that all of the people of La Pine- especially the seniors who love our town, made come true.
We have one of the finest Senior Activity Centers in the state. The room we have for events, classes, and meetings is like no other and because of it, we can host other organizations and parties at our facility to make a few dollars with rentals and still have the space and time for our own wonderful parties, events and craft shows. Our commercial kitchen is one of the only kitchens in the area that is available for serving the best of on-site meals.
Our services to seniors and older adults is not to be compared to anything else in South County! There is a meal service, many activities to help seniors find the services they need help with and lots of activities that are designed to provide fun right here at home!
The purpose of the La Pine Senior Activity Center is to develop and maintain an active senior citizen program in the greater La Pine, including Southern Deschutes and Northern Klamath counties. It is our hope that we are able to encourage older adults to continue to develop their potential, skills, education and involvement in the community.
One of the things we would like you to know is that we are trying to help promote independent living in the senior population. We also are here to promote senior visibility in all things La Pine! (We have a large population of seniors in the area and we want to add to the quality of life for each and every senior resident in the area.
The Senior Center is located on Huntington Rd on Victory Way, next to the La Pine Bi-Mart. You can call about events and activities, join as a member for a nominal annual membership fee that entitles you to all of the activities with a ‘free to reduced price’ amount for participation.
Have a question? Give us a call 541-536-6237. Stop by for a visit soon!
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