Our greatest resource at the Silverton Senior Center is the help provided by our volunteers who work for the benefit of all seniors. Volunteers have fun helping at the front desk, with the phone, in food prepration and serving, in cleanup activities, gardening, building maintenance, working at outdoor events and at Center social events... and in holding volunteer positions on the Board.
Opportunities for seniors and any others to donate to the Silverton Senior Center (Silverton Area Seniors, Inc. or SASI) through one time or ongoing funding arrangements. There are lifetime memberships and yearly membership payment options. Funds are also procured through sales, social raffles, sponsorships, merchant co-participation events, individual donations, and business charity donations. SASI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Senior Center facility was initially funded by local and friends donations, the City of Silverton and a Federally funded Community Block Grant. Please donate if you can.
Opportunities for seniors who join the members network at the Silverton Senior Center include fun activities such as cards and games including social gaming, bingo, bridge, cribbage, pinochle and board games... includes member application, a show of benefits and more.
Leisure-time and education for seniors at the Silverton Senior Center are fun activity classes that include making cookbook recipes, doing photo activities, scrapbooking, crafts of all kinds, soap carving, music such as guitar and ukulele lessons, going on local trips, bus travels, local event participation, cruises, networking with other members, working computers including math, writing, shooting videos, connecting on social networks, doing video interviews, learning stage production and archiving, dealing with smart phone and tablet devices, learning Spanish, building a family tree with genealogy programs, authoring stories and transcribing interivews... and games.
Silverton Senior Center Policies (policies are subject to clerical revisions and Board actions; additional policies are available upon request)
The following is an abstact on Harassment/Disrimination/Bullying:
Unwelcome harassment in a work environment, including an action of retaliation, that is viewed as 1) severe or 2) pervasive enduring behavior, and is intended to disturb or upset an individual or an affected witness, or as may be perceived as such by an affected individual;
AS WELL AS,
systematic and chronic physical infliction or psychological distress, including unwanted and repeated 1) written or verbal communication, 2) physical conduct, or 3) behavior, directed against any member or employee, including any threatening, insulting, or dehumanizing gesture; that causes discomfort or humiliation; or, that unreasonably interferes with the individual’s participation in the center’s activities;
that is severe enough to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment in a way that reasonably moral people would consider intimidating, hostile, or abusive...
prohibited and is not to be tolerated.
So use common sense and try to be a good member.
The Executive Director's Weekly Schedules are a thing of the past now that the repairs have been completed. The schedule will be coming out in the monthly "Our Town" and weekdays on the Facebook Page (see the Center's Facebook link in the right column of this page).