We're a nonprofit providing educational, recreational, nutritional, fitness and supportive services for individuals 50 and up in beautiful southwest Montana
It's tax deductible! - we are a 501(c)(3) organization
Annual Fall Festival
Oct 18, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Our annual Fall Festival Fundraiser is a gigantic 2-day rummage sale, including lots of various departments selling items at thrift store pricing. Shopping departments include: Fabric, Christmas Store, Winter coats/clothing/gear, Pies/Cinnamon Rolls, Jewelry, a Gift Store, Antiques, Plants, Woodwork items, our 2nd Hand Rose Store, Furniture, a Household Store and lunch served both days (11am-1pm). Roast Beef Dinner or soup and Biscuit will be on the menu! Roast Beef Dinner will be $8.00 and the Stew and Biscuit are $6.00.
We also host a raffle sale. This event is coordinated by a very small number of staff & tons of volunteers. When the event is completed, around 150 volunteers have helped make this 2-day fundraising event a huge success. This event is open to the community; hundreds upon hundreds community members attend this two day fundraiser.
Here is a list of our raffle prizes: The tickets can be purchased at the center during the festival or at selected grocery stores on Fridays and Saturdays before the market.
· 2 tickets, Tubing down the Madison River—Montana Whitewater
· 2 tickets to the Ellen Theatre
· Queen, Hand Embroidered Bed Spread, Bozeman Senior Center
· $25.00 Gift Card, Town and Country
· $25.00 Gift Card, Town and Country
· $50.00 Gift Card, Applebees
· $50.00 Gift Card, Olive Garden
· Dinner for 4 (Excluding gratuity and alcohol) Montana Ale Works
· $79.98—2 Multi Position Chairs with Cooler Murdoch’s Ranch & Home
· $209 Weber Gas Grill—Kenyon Noble
· $100 Cash—-Bozeman Senior Center
· 137 piece Craftsman Mechanic Tool Kit, Owenhouse Ace Hardware West
· Photo of Buffalo in West Yellowstone, Ross Winslow
· 2 Bird/Dog Prints—Berille
· $50 at Restaurant of Choice, Jared Hauskins, Edward Jones
· Tickets to Museum of the Rockies
· $125 Wagon Wheel Rug
· Women’s and Men’s Basketball and Volleyball Tickets—MSU
Our unique community center is proud to offer a variety of services and activities for our clientele. We strive to provide quality social and educational programming as well as heath and nutritional services designed for the aging adult. Our nine-member Board of Directors is elected by the membership to serve three-year terms.
The selection of programs and services we offer attract clientele from all over the greater Bozeman area. Some of these include: meals served daily in a dining space that accommodate 300 people, Meals-on-Wheels, a wood shop, a thrift store run by volunteers, a rec room complete with two pool tables and a computer learning center with tutoring available. A child learning center is located on site that provides a unique opportunity for seniors and kids to share a space.
The range of ongoing activities stretches from fitness and fun to educational and healthy living. There are more than 20 exercise classes plus dance and music lessons, card and board games, a weekly pool shoot-around. In the summer months, our hiking program is popular. The woodcarving group meets every Monday and painting classes (watercolor and oil) meet twice a week. We are also proud to offer aging-related support groups for both seniors and caregivers. Ongoing services include blood pressure checks, flu shots, free medical equipment rental, blood profiles, and educational seminars.
Special events include Hawaiian Luaus, new member coffees, ice cream socials, and square dances. All we do is made possible, in large part, to more than 300 wonderful volunteers. Key fundraising sources that we rely on are the annual Fall Festival, and revenue from our thrift store. The staff here is small -- a dedicated, friendly, hard working group who are here to meet your needs and answer your questions. Come see what we're all about!
Our building was built in 1979 through a city bond issue. Since that time, it's been enlarged and remodeled several times to accommodate the growing needs of seniors in our community. Our funding comes, in part, through the city and county. The greatest source for the center is raised through fundraising projects, applying grants, donations memorials, charitable gifts, and the endowment fund, which was established in 1998.
Click here for a membership form.
807 North Tracy Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.