Update: Winters City Manager Kathleen Seguaro Trepa published the following Senior Center news in a Sep. 1 progress update acknowledging the work of this commmittee with a "Woot Woot" award:
A group of dedicated Winters Community members have been working hard on the campaign to fundraise the new Winters Senior Center. And while the project seems so close and yet so far, we continue to work toward obtaining the rights to the plans, which has been far more complicated than we anticipated given grant funding requirements, HDC backlogs, the architectural firm that closed, the separation of the senior center from Blue Mountain Terrance project on 2016.
In the meantime, for those hard at work helping to make sure the new Center is outfitted with the furniture, dishes, supplies and the like to those who have contributed already and are thinking of donating, thank you. This center will provide a space for seniors to come together for social, mental, physical, nutritional well-being. It will nurture the bonds that keep this village together.
To donate, please visit https://www.wintersseniorcenter.com or reach out to Marlene Bell, Karen May, Sandy Vickrey or Taylor Buley for more information. Naming rights are still available for significant contributions which they will be happy to share. Many thanks to this lead tem for the efforts.
Winters seniors are filled with enthusiasm and eagerness as the reality of the long-awaited Winters Senior Center comes closer to becoming a reality. Winters Senior Center Fund has set its goal of more than $750K to fulfill the needs of the community who will utilize the Winters Senior Center. They believe the community can unite on behalf of seniors in Winters.
Without this massive goal and fundraising effort, the State’s grant for the Senior Center leaves the center unable to open for programs. The grant specifically disallows the State’s funds to be used for furniture and most of what is required for the building to serve its senior community. Without funds a commercial kitchen, dishes, couches, chairs, tables, television, program needs, and a coordinator will not be available. These items are imperative.
In a 2018 survey of Winters seniors, the Winter Senior Program Project identified requested services such as: computer classes, movie nights, English and Spanish classes, cultural cooking classes, exercise and dance classes, dementia education, senior yoga and more. The Winters Senior Center will be the best example of the Winters community, as it is the best example of communities everywhere that have supported the building of their Center.
The uniqueness of the Winters Senior Center should be, and will be, representative of the Winters community. Donations made by checks should be made out to Winters Senior Center fund and mailed to Yolo Community Foundation at P.O.Box 1264 Woodland, CA 95776. Donations can be made online at sacregcf.org.