Our quality program offerings through our Endwright Centers shifted to web-based opportunities the middle of March and will need to continue that format for the foreseeable future. Donations and fees have dropped to support a budget that already doesn't pay for supporting the community center. We want support for September through March to 1) continue and expand our strings class offerings through instructor Nathan Dillon, and 2) support a portion of our Health & Wellness Specialist's time to continue and expand her evidence based courses (free) as well as individual fitness sessions online and engaging social-emotional gatherings. Both of these folks do an amazing job of supporting, advancing and responding to the needs of older adults in our Monroe and Owen counties.
A private nonprofit organization dedicated to older adults and persons with disabilities, Area 10 Agency on Aging provides a lot of services to support the holistic aging process, including public rural transportation, information and referral, ongoing care management, mobile food pantry, affordable housing, adult guardianship, home delivered and congregate meals, etc.. One great service we support is operating a robust community center called the Endwright Center. At the Center, older adults engage in health and wellness activities as well as quality programming and social activities. Folks who engage at the Center are treating themselves to their own form of preventative medicine, enriching their physical, social and emotional well-being.
"If I didn't use the strength equipment or participate in Balance class at the Endwright Center, I don't think I would have been strong enough to get up from a recent fall that I suffered."
"Thanks so much for making these virtual classes available to us. I always feel much better after participating in a session. It's wonderful that I don't have to watch them at exactly the time they go live."
"Someone from Endwright West called to see how I was. How kind was that. You guys and gals are really helping us out so much. Thanks again!"
The mission of Area 10 Agency on Aging is to serve as a leader in providing resources, solutions and connections for seniors, persons with disabilities and family caregivers living in Monroe and Owen counties.