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
HAPPY NEW YEAR
WELCOME 2020! - The staff and Board of Directors would like to thank all the individuals who have contributed to the BOZEMAN Senior Center through volunteer, memorial, nutrition, general or endowment donations! The pride of ownership visible in the Bozeman Senior Center is evident by the huge amount of volunteer effort put forth every day, by both members and non-members alike. We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the groups and individuals who have volunteered in some way during the last year! WE LOVE YOU ALL AND COULDN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT ANY OF YOU!!!!!!!!!
FALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS: There are not enough words or hugs to send out to all the incredible volunteers who spend hours and hours pricing, setting up and tirelessly working to make Fall Festival successful! THANK-YOU!
MEMBERS: The support of our membership is truly valued and appreciated. Thank you to all of you who continue to renew your membership each year. We are so very happy to see so many individuals enjoying the meals and everything our senior center offers.
ENDOWMENT DONORS: The staff and Board of Directors would like to thank the many, many individuals who so generously gifted the senior center endowment fund and meals-on-wheels. Without a doubt, your support sustains our programs and services! Simply put, we can continue doing what we love because of your generosity, compassion, and support. The endowment donations allow us to purchase commercial equipment and other needed projects. The donations for meals-on-wheels allowed us to continue to provide meals for all individuals needing them who are not able to afford to pay the suggested donation. We would also like to send the family of Jim Ramsey a very special note of appreciation. Jim Ramsey gifted the Bozeman Senior Center Endowment fund with an extremely generous donation. We feel so blessed and humbled by the love and generosity of our wonderful members. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
The Board of Directors, staff, and membership of the Bozeman Senior Center wish to thank the Area IV Agency on Aging, Gallatin County, DPPHS SFMNP, and Gallatin Garden Club, and our anonymous donors (they know who they are) for supporting the Bozeman Senior Center. Gallatin Valley is fortunate to have such amazing and generous resources in this community! THANK-YOU-THANK-YOU-THANK YOU! - The Bozeman Senior Center could NOT have provided services to so many individuals during the last fiscal year without the support of our funders and all the amazing volunteers that participate at the center. The City of Bozeman also provides in-kind services to our senior center: utility bills, structural repairs, snow removal, landscaping maintenance equipment etc. We are quite fortunate to have such support from the City of Bozeman. Without their assistance, we may not be able to sustain this facility.
In the last fiscal year, the Bozeman Senior Center (and rural sites) served 28,071 congregate meals and 26,134 meals-on-wheels were delivered out to home bound individuals. This is a total of 54,205 meals. The facility budget is based upon membership dues, ongoing monthly fundraisers, and support from local resources as well as grants, donations, and other subsidies. Included below are accurate estimates of the cost to the senior center to prepare both congregate and meals-on-wheels when considering all overhead. As you will see, the suggested donation does NOT come close to covering our cost to prepare these meals! Both grocery costs and inflation continue to rise.
*congregate meals = $8.95 per meal
*meals-on-wheels = $9.18 per meal
The staff and Bozeman Senior Center would like to thank all the individuals and businesses that support our programs, allowing us to continue providing much needed essential services to area seniors.
Board Election Results: Three positions were open for the Senior Center Board of Directors. Congratulations to Steve Marty, Muriel Mikkelson, and Sylvia McCormick for being elected to the board. We’d also like to thank Joe Genovese and Bob Haddock for being willing to help out and serve on the board. A special note of appreciation to all the past leaders of our Board who have dedicated much time and effort towards the success of our Senior Center. We’d also like to send out our heartfelt appreciation to Rodger McCormick, Ray Gant and Audrey Walton for all the assistance and support they have dedicated to the senior center over the past several years! You will be so missed! However, we know you will all still be actively involved within the center.
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.
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807 North Tracy Avenue, Bozeman, MT 59715
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.