Collier Senior Resources Receives $45,000 Grant for Life Saving Services
CSR was recently awarded a $45,000 Moorings Park Foundation grant for the charity’s Direct Assistance and UPSLIDE programs.
“We believe no senior should have to choose between taking life-saving medication and paying for food, nor should they have to face anxiety, depression and isolation alone in what are supposed to be their golden years,” explains Senior Center Director Tatiana Fortune, MSW. “Especially during a global pandemic, these funds are crucial to support our Direct Assistance and UPSLIDE programs as they continue to fill gaps for vulnerable seniors by helping them meet the most basic of human needs.” Read more . . .
Collier Senior Resources at the Golden Gate Senior Center has 1,460 diverse members who are primarily female, largely Spanish-speaking and often, live in poverty.
On June 29, 2020, we became the only senior center in Collier County (and one of a few in the State) to open its doors to provide in-person, daily hot lunches to hungry seniors while complying with COVID-19 guidelines.
Since many of our seniors lack internet access and computers or smartphones, we have incurred additional expenses to ensure that we can reach them remotely for a variety of virtual programs, such as Zumba, Yoga, support groups, UPSLIDE mental health counseling, and other services.
We are open and serving a daily hot lunch, monthly bingo sessions and other in-person activities that provide much-needed opportunities for seniors to get together and enjoy the company of friends–all at no charge to the senior.
Thanks to the generous support of our community, our November appeal was a HUGE success raising more than $200,000 to help us serve less fortunate seniors in our community!
OUR MISSION & VISION:
Collier Senior Resources is an exciting collaboration bringing together a wide-variety of organizations and agencies in Collier County—all dedicated to providing resources, programs and services to help our community’s older adults and caregivers.
Our mission is to facilitate access to comprehensive services and resources that enhance the quality of life of older adults and their caregivers in Collier County, empowering them to maintain independent and meaningful lives.
Our vision is a community that advocates for and empowers seniors and caregivers.
Senior Center Director Tatiana Fortune, MSW, speaks with Bob Harden on The Bob Harden Show. The two discuss programs, services and ongoing activities at the Golden Gate Senior Center, including efforts like our UPSLIDE Program. In fact, GGSC is the only senior center in Collier County, as well as one of … Read more . . .
Naples Daily News – Letter to the Editor Jim Barton, Collier Senior Resources Published September 30, 2021 With the added isolation and stress of COVID-19, it’s nice to see Naples Senior Center re-opened to join the Golden Gate Senior Center (GGSC) in serving Collier County’s seniors. Despite closing the doors … Read more . . .
Collier Senior Resources (CSR) at the Golden Gate Senior Center – a nonprofit organization working to address the needs of Collier County’s older adults and their caregivers – was recently awarded a $45,000 Moorings Park Foundation grant for the charity’s Direct Assistance and UPSLIDE programs. “We believe no senior should … Read more . . .