United Way of Charlotte County to Open Senior Resource Center
The United Way of Charlotte County in partnership with the Cultural Center of Charlotte County is opening the United Way Senior Resource Center on Monday, March 19th, 2012. The Center, sponsored by Florida Power & Light, is a result of several years of planning by the Senior Leadership Council. "It has long been a priority of the Senior Leadership Council to raise awareness of those who are working daily to imporve the lives of seniors in our community. The opening of the Senior Resource Center is a vital step toward that goal. I congratulate and thank the nonprofit agencies who have agreed to participate and I encourage anyone with questions about teh services for themselves or their loved ones to check out the center." says Kathy Silverberg, a member of the council.
The United Way Senior Resource Center is a way to serve Charlotte County seniors by offering the vital progarms that are needed here in our community in one location. "Many times we find that when a person seeks out one service, they usually need other programs as well" said Carrie Blackwell Hussey, executive director of the United Way, "This center is a way for us to bring these wonderful organizations together to better serve Charlotte County. The Senior Resource Center will be open every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Jim Hageman, the director of the Cultural Center said, "United Way of Charlotte County has collaborated with the Cultural Center to bring seniors a one stop location for better understanding of what our local nonprofits offer to our adult population." Kay Tvaroch, the executive director of C.A.R.E. added, "Senior citizens face difficulties and obstacles that other people do not; which makes it harder to reach out for help. Domestic violence and sexual assault have not age barriers and occur in all economic, racial, educational, professional and societal levels. This is a good collaborationn to make information and services more accessible."
The following non-profit agencies and government programs are collaborating to bring the United Way Senior Resource Center to you: American Red Cross, Alzheimer's Association, The Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies (C.A.R.E.), Charlotte County Human Services, Charlotte 2-1-1, Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, Charlotte County Homeless Coalition, Cultural Center of Charlotte County Transportation Program, CTC's Adult Learning Center, Senior Choices, Senior Friendship Centers, Tidewell Hospice, and the Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic.
If you would like more information about the Senior Resource Center, or if your organization would be interested in participating, please call 2-1-1.