Thank you for your support during the 2021 Give Where You Live campaign!
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 daily hot lunch program which reopened in June 2020 to meet critical need. In fact, GGSC is … Read more . . .
Joe Landon’s Making a Difference in the March 25th edition of Florida Weekly highlights some of the struggles seniors are facing and how the Golden Gate Senior Center is stepping up to make a difference in these difficult times. The isolation seems to be the toughest part of the pandemic … Read more . . .
Isolated seniors are at a higher risk of developing high blood pressure, depression, dementia, and other complications than their peers who are surrounded by a loving, caring network of family, neighbors, and friends, according to several studies. Collier Senior Resources is helping to resolve this problem at the Golden Gate … Read more . . .