LETTER: Please Support A New Senior Center On November 19 — You’ll Be A Senior One Day!

Dear Editor,

The Senior Center is thought of as a place of activities and programs but it is so much more!

Another major mission of the Senior Center is one of service to the Senior population.

First there is the Case Manager. This person is responsible for one to one counseling, crisis intervention and support groups, referrals for homecare, and can aid in the search for alternative housing among a myriad of other responsibilities.

Of course, there are Meals on Wheels. A daily meal for those who can’t easily leave their residences.

Other current services include Vaccination clinics, Blood Pressure clinics conducted by the Public Health nurse, and the Memory Café (currently on hold because of lack of space).

Then there is SHINE, a program that counsels participants on the ever-complicated Medicare system. Also, there is tax preparation assistance, coordinating fuel assistance, Senior tax write off program and a plethora of educational programs emphasizing empowerment through education.

Why should you care?

  • Because the over 60 population is the fastest growing segment of the population in Wilmington
  • Because the over 60 population provides a stable tax base, despite, for the most part, living on a fixed income.
  • Because we are running out of room to continue all of these services
  • Because you, too, will need these services sooner or later

Please allow these services to continue with confidentiality (counseling and Memory Cafe) and space and parking (educational programming, large group gatherings heating/cooling center).

Vote YES on November 19, 2022 (9AM @ the High School) for a new Wilmington Senior Center. Please remember to arrive early.


Susanne Clarkin

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