The Naples Senior Center is expanding to meet increasing demand. The Naples Senior Center, a program of JFCS of Southwest Florida, opened its doors on January 22, 2014 to 80 seniors who came for a hot lunch, entertainment and most of all, comradery! For some, it was the first time in several years they enjoyed a meal with others. Fast forward to present, the Naples Senior Center has just under 700 members, offers programs five days a week from 10-4 and has quickly outgrown its space!
We are in the process of expanding from 3,000 square feet to 6,000 square feet at our current location on Castello Drive. YOU can be an important part of this successful project by donating a “brick”, which will be permanently displayed at the entrance of the Naples Senior Center. Bricks are being sold for $500, $1,000 and $2,500 and can be personally inscribed. The EXPANSION BRICK CAMPAIGN creates an opportunity to be part of the magic that is happening at the first senior center in Collier County, the Naples Senior Center!
The Naples Senior Center offers art classes, computer skills training, Spanish language classes, chair yoga, tai chi, intellectually stimulating lectures, a writers’ group, knitting and crocheting, cards and Maj Jong and a weekly hot lunch followed by entertainment. The Alzheimer’s Support Network, Area Agency on Aging and Collier County Department of Social Services are among the Community Partners using space
at the Naples Senor Center to meet with those interested in their services.
JFCS empowers individuals and families by giving them tools to address life’s challenges.
Core services include mental health counseling, geriatric case management, dementia respite and caregiver support services, the JFCS Food Pantry and the Naples Senior Center. Services are provided by licensed, skilled professionals and are supported by a corps of 120 volunteers.
Since the Naples Senior Centered opened its doors in January 2014 it has become a portal to core JFCS services. Usage of all programs, including the JFCS Food Pantry, has doubled!
The Naples Senior Center is a place where seniors meet for socialization, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying programs. It is also a place where they can get assistance with life’s challenges.
Please be part of our expansion. Order your customized brick today!
To order your customized brick online visit www.jfcsswfl.org or call 239.325.4444 and ask for the “Brick Campaign!”