Letter to the Editor
A million dollar view doesn’t come free, but with plenty of friends of the Seward Senior Center, we believe our friends and community partners will help us keep the lights on, food fresh, and entertainment lively at 336 Third Ave. As a not for profit agency, funds go directly into healthy services, which encourages the local area senior citizen to access one of the many opportunities that our community supports: noon lunch service, accessible transportation, computer education, appropriate and engaging fitness programs, Medicare and Medicaid counseling services and application assistance, field trips and even more to evolve this winter.
The City of Seward, State of Alaska/Federal funds, Kenai Peninsula Borough and United Way financial support keep the doors open five days a week. Major Marine Tours and Seward Com-munity Foundation provide support to create affordable special events for seniors; boat tour in honor of Older Americans month, field trip to the Banic cabin in Hope, and office equipment up-grades. Captain Jack’s Seafood Locker and the Bear Creek Weir puts fish on the plate every Friday. Harbor Enterprise and the Nazarene Church has partnered with the center to help transport seniors around the community and get meals on wheels into the home of an elderly community member or someone who lives with disabilities. The Five and Dime Club (individual funders who believe in our work and help support the many facets of senior center operations) is always here for us with funds to use as matching grant dollars or the necessary change to help with the un-expected vehicle repair.
We invite you, the veteran of foreign wars, Alaska Pioneers, the Baby Boomer to Generation X to stop by and learn more about your local senior center. You will witness that the center sup-ports a comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere, while inspiring life-long learning.
Thank you Seward!
— Dana Paperman, Seward Senior Center