NEWARK SENIOR CENTER, INC.

Celebrating Life After 50

NEWARK, DE   |  www.newarkseniorcenter.com

Mission

The Newark Senior Center enhances the lives of the 50+ community by providing resources and opportunities for growth in body, mind and spirit.

Ruling year info

1967

Executive Director

Mrs. Carla M Grygiel

Main address

200 WHITE CHAPEL DRIVE

NEWARK, DE 19713 USA

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EIN

51-0104695

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seniors Centers throughout the country try to address the problem of social isolation among seniors that can have a negative impact on physical, mental and emotional health.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Meals On Wheels / Midday meal

The Meals on Wheels program serves a freshly prepared hot meal and the option of bag suppers and evening and weekend meals. These meals are delivered by a volunteer each day regardless of the client's ability to pay. The Meals on Wheels Coordinator works closely with the Social Services Director to help the homebound to continue to live independently in the community.
The Center also serves a freshly prepared noontime meals to the community each weekday.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Door to door transportation is provided to seniors from their home to the Newark Senior Center. A weekly shopping trip is also provided to help individuals avoid isolation and provide the opportunity to participate in wellness activities and socialization at teh Center.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Provide education, resources, and support groups to assist seniors during times of transition and challenge.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Provide mentally stimulating, socially engaging and creative opportunities to the 50+ community.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Adults

A guided group experience for those experiencing the early stages of memory loss.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Institute of Senior Centers 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors, Caregivers, Families

Related Program

Education / Recreation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The year by year results are annual membership numbers and include all program areas with the exception of Meals on Wheels and Meeting of Minds. In these 2 program areas membership is not required.

Number of participants engaged in programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Related Program

Education / Recreation

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Numbers reflect the number of visits to the NSC to participate in various activities: meals, fitness, enrichment, socialization.

Average daily attendance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Avg. daily attendance for all NSC activities: fitness, enrichment, socialization, recreation.

Number of volunteers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The NSC relies on volunteers for 2 critical programs: Meals on Wheels and Meeting of Minds. Other volunteers enrich and expand the opportunities offered and provide administrative support.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The NSC receives the support of approximately 1200 volunteer hours per month. There are several exceptions when large fundraising event occur, that number increases to approximately 2400 hours.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

During FY 2017-2018 the NSC received a large bequest in addition to @ $267,000 in general donations.

Number of adults engaging in regular physical activity

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Seniors

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Numbers provide an estimate of participants in the therapeutic pool, fitness center and individual exercise classes. Each year there are approximately 50,000 units of service in fitness activities.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Donations are received in support of our annual appeal and general donations and memorials throughout the year.

Number of donors retained

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Donor retention and donation levels fluctuate based on ongoing capital projects.

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The 15 members made 66 donations. The total amount donated by the Board was $22,000. In order that the Board is representative of the community that we serve, we do not require a minimum donation.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of the Newark Senior Center is to enhance the lives of the 50+ community by providing resources and opportunities for growth in body, mind and spirit.

The Newark Senior Center is guided by this mission and strives to achieve it through the following Goals.

Goal I: To develop and offer programs that are consistently responsive to the needs and interests of members and their families. To promote collaboration with other community agencies and support healthy and active lifestyles of the 50+ population.

Goal II: Provide a safe and accessible facility that meets the needs of the 50 and over population.

Goal III: Utilize technology capabilities in administration of programs, in communicating with members and enhancing educational programs.

Goal IV: Promote the NSC to the Community.

Goal V: Ensure the availability of resources to carry out the programs of the Center.

The NSC is the first and only nationally accredited senior center in the State.

I: The NSC provides a variety of options to remain active: the therapeutic pool, fitness center, and a wide variety of exercise classes; involved: through a variety of educational and enrichment activities; and engaged: through a variety of volunteer and leadership roles. The NSC also staffs 1 of 4 Caregiver Resource Centers in the state and works with other organizations to provide programming & services.

II: The NSC works with a professional staff and volunteers to meet all of the requirements to provide a safe facility.

III & IV: The NSC utilizes technology for administrative purposes as well as communication with members and the community at large. An internet presence is maintained on the a www.newarkseniorcenter.com and on the facebook page.

IV: The NSC relies on fundraising efforts and and stewardship of individual donors and community funders to meet the needs of the Center.

The NSC is guided by a volunteer Board who have a wide range of experience and abilities. The NSC is guided by a professional staff who have served in their current roles for more than 10 years. The NSC is also fortunate to have a very talented and generous pool of volunteers who guide the organization as well as enrich programming.

As noted above, the NSC is the first and only senior center in the state to be accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers, NISC. This is a rigorous process that involves a thorough review by members of the community of nine standard areas. The NSC has successfully achieved national accreditation in 2003, 2008, 2014 and is now working on a re-accreditation that should be finalized in 2019.

The NSC also recently celebrated 52 years of service to the community and is continually expanding and enhancing programming to serve seniors in the greater Newark area.

52 years of service to the community.
Serving 4,000 members in the greater Newark Area.
Serving nearly 300 home-bound clients through our Meals on Wheels program, providing a nutritious meal as well as a friendly visit.
Serving over 27,000 midday meals to center participants.
Providing over 41,000 units of exercise opportunities in the therapeutic pool, fitness center and fitness classes
Provided over 26,000 units of social and enrichment activities to active adults over 50
Making over 1400 social service connections through an on site Social Services Director, support groups, and other services that benefit seniors
Provided more than 15,000 rides to and from the Center and weekly shopping trips to help support independence.
Served nearly 150 families in our Meeting of Minds program.

Utilized more than 13,000 hours of volunteer service to help meet our goals.
Receive more than $200,000 of support from individuals each year to help achieve our mission.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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NEWARK SENIOR CENTER, INC.

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gail Chickersky

retired financial planner, Morgan Stanley

Term: 2016 - 2018

Lyn Henshaw

Eileen Keely

Joe Brady

Frank Dowling

Joan Bliss

Mary Ann Brown

Connie Cox

Linda Debski

Laura Greene

Barbara Habermann

Joyce Hayes

Ed Osienski

Crystal Simms

E. Frances White

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

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