Mission: To Support, Preserve, and Enhance The Colorado Springs Senior Center.
Welcome to the Friends of the Colorado Springs Senior Center Website
The Friends of The Colorado Springs Senior Center is a non-profit group created in 2010 by a group of dedicated individuals within the senior community. By dedicating their time and resources, the Friends Group has been able to achieve its goal of helping the Colorado Springs Senior Center.
This Friends Group was originally created to help the Colorado Springs Senior Center overcome their financial obstacles. The Senior Center was previously supported by the Springs City government, but ceased running under the City as of 2010 with the city’s budget cuts. The Senior Center has been running off of past endowments made specifically for the Senior Center and its maintenance. Due to the economic downturn, this endowment was set to run out at the end of 2010. The Senior Center is now under the Housing Authority, so is no longer in danger of being closed. However, the Housing Authority also has a limited budget, so the Friends Group will continue to raise funds through fundraising efforts to assist in purchasing new computers, equipment and other supplies. “The Friends of the Colorado Springs Senior Center is building a stronger financial foundation for the future of the Center,” Mendy Putman, Director of the Colorado Springs Senior Center.
The Colorado Springs Senior Center has been a foundation in the senior community in El Paso County for 26 years. Located at 1514 N Hancock Ave, the Senior Center offers classes, trips and activities for anybody (priority is given to those over the age of 55). The goal of the Senior Center is to help people stay healthy and active for as long as possible. The Senior Center is also the largest provider of lunches to seniors through the Golden Circle Nutritional Program.
The Friends of The Colorado Springs Senior Center is a 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible. “The financial future of the Colorado Springs Senior Center is in the hands of its’ Friends. We hope you will help,” Putman mentions. For additional information on the Friends group or any of the fundraisers, you may contact the Senior Center at 719-387-6000.