This Year's Project:
We are the Senior Center and so much more. Our mission is to enrich the quality of life and support independence and vitality for our members. Since 1972, the Siouxland Center for Active Generations has been offering programming in the areas of health, fitness, general well-being, recreation, education, and finance to all of our members. Today, we have over 1,200 members ranging in age from 24 to 102. Our members participate in over 65 programs and activities throughout the week in an environment that is courteous, safe, inclusive, and FUN for all!
Research shows that older adults who participate in senior center programs can learn to manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical, social, spiritual, emotional, mental, and economic well-being. With over 15,000 residents in this community age 65 or older, and over 1000 more turning 65 this year, we have a big job to do. But we can’t do it alone.
Active Generations is a vital part of this community. Although many senior centers across the state are financially supported by their city and county, ours is not. So we need to draw on the strengths of our community partners who understand the importance of healthy aging. We need more community partners who understand the contributions that seniors make to a healthy community, and we need dedicated community partners who will make a commitment to support the people who helped build this wonderful community. Yes, we are the Senior Center, but we are so much more. We are the place where generations AND the community come together to enrich each other’s lives.