The Chippewa Valley Post provides news of area nonprofit organizations in order to increase public awareness of their missions and activities, and to provide information that otherwise might not be made available.
Our “6 of Substance” series is part of this effort. It will present answers from nonprofit organizations, in their own words, to six questions we asked about who they are and what they do. The responses will be edited only for length, grammar and style concerns.
This series will be updated regularly to introduce Chippewa Valley residents to the many nonprofit organizations and people working to serve the needs of our area. If you have a favorite nonprofit organization that you’d like to see featured here, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
L.E. Phillips Senior Center
Who do you serve?
The L.E. Phillips Senior Center provides a place for senior citizens 50 and above who reside in the city or county of Eau Claire to maintain independence, receive services and develop skills which enhance the emotional, physical and social quality of their lives.
How long have you been established in the Chippewa Valley?
The Senior Center has been in the community since 1975.
What are the major issues you will be facing over the next 18 months?
National statistics show that every day 10,000 people turn 65 years of age. The Center users continue to increase in numbers so space within the existing building is at a premium.
Aside from financial support, how can the Chippewa Valley Community support you?
Many of the programs that are offered at the Center are provided by community businesses. Their willingness to share their knowledge and services are valuable to the aging population in our community because they provide knowledge that helps seniors make choices as they work through the aging process.
Who are some of the key people in your organization?
The Center’s Board of Directors and current staff are the key to the success of our organization. On top of that, the Center participants volunteer countless hours to make everything happen at our Center.
What is the most important thing about your organization that people should know, but don’t?
The Center is a very active facility. The morning is filled with numerous fitness programs and a full workout facility geared toward the aging population. The afternoon offers a large variety of card games and educational programs. We are now open two evenings a week, Tuesday and Thursdays until 7 p.m. and Saturday morning from 8 to noon.
— by Mary Pica-Anderson, Executive Director
If you would like more information about the L.E. Phillips Senior Center, visit www.lephillipsseniorcenter.com.
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