Fulton County 2017 Business Partner of the Year

 

The Gloversville Senior Center

Gene Reppenhagen, Vice-President Gloversville Senior Center (left),
Tom Thompson, President Gloversville Senior Center (center), and
Scott Stevens, Chairman Workforce Development Board, Inc. (right)

The Gloversville Senior Center, with Ellie DiSciosica-Director, is located at 53 Church Street in Gloversville. The Gloversville Senior Center is a not-for-profit agency that serves men & women 50 years old and older. Many of the senior citizens in our area live with an income below poverty level. In trying to aid the local senior population, the center provides services that are free or at a minimal cost to the participants. They provide daily, weekly and monthly activities, programs, events and services such as blood drives, exercise classes, health screenings, peer socialization activities, meal programs, support services, and educational opportunities. The Center and their services are vital to our community.   The Center is funded by private donations, grants, fundraising and a city contribution.

The Center’s mission is “to serve the senior members of our community by providing a place for social interaction with their peers and inter-generational activities which have been proven to improve the quality of life of all those who participate. These men and women have served our city and country through all their working years. They now need the center to provide fellowship and interaction with their peers, services, programs, and events that encourages community involvement.”

The Gloversville Senior Center has been utilizing the Workforce Solutions Center’s services for several years.  They place youth at their facility each summer through the Workforce Solutions Summer Youth Program. They provide a great opportunity for the youth to gain valuable work skills and develop a professional reference for future use.  Ellie DiSciosica has worked with our staff and has volunteered the Center for youth orientations and workshops.  We look forward to a continued partnership working with Ellie and the Gloversville Senior Center.

 

 

 

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