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Bakersfield Senior Center Inc

"Built on A Foundation of Love"

aka Bakersfield Senior Center   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  www.bakersfieldseniorcenter.org

Mission

Our mission is to help improve the health and well-being of senior citizens targeting low-income, under-served seniors, and veterans by providing them access to better health services, programs which will allow them to socialize in an environment where they can share their life experiences and also be educated so that they can live long healthy lives!

Notes from the nonprofit

Bakersfield Senior Center's board is working on a Strategic Succession Plan.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Mrs. Lilli J. Parker

Main address

530 4th St

Bakersfield, CA 93304 USA

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EIN

77-0013149

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Bakersfield Senior Center (BSC) aims to address food insecurity, isolation, in our community that is disadvantaged and low-income to moderate income, to those who are elderly, seniors, veterans, homeless and people with disabilities living in the greatest economic and social needs areas. By providing food, access to healthcare, and socialization it will decrease disease amongst the highest risk population in Kern County.

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?

Nutrition Lunch Program

Provide daily noon meals, social activities and information clearinghouse services in a congregate setting for seniors aged 60 and over. Meals cooked right in our own kitchen. Nutrition services for eligible seniors will not be denied for failure to make donations. Donation request $2.00

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Our Health and Nutrition programs provide materials on disease prevention and health promotion. Literature related to health, nutrition, disease prevention and Health fairs are provided as well.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

The Diabetes Empowerment Education Training class will empower every attendee to self manage care their own diabetes so they don't repeat visits to the hospital, ER and clinics. This 6 week course will be provided once a quarter facilitated by a certified Diabetes instructor. Nurses will be available, health clinics, grocery store tour by Registered Dietitian and pharmacist.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

We mix exercise and nutrition education together, and in this class seniors are taught how to avoid falling. By these exercise steps prevention is possible.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Through the Chair exercise you use every area of your body to keep it moving and making motion so you body doesn't stop moving on you! Catch it on video or actual leader led.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Certified Tai Chi instructor class specifically designed for older students authorized as an exercise class to help with Arthritis and Rehabilitation and Fall Prevention. Whether you're in a wheelchair, walker or you're able to stand on your own -Tai Chi will help you relax and get fit it really works.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

Just 1 hour of exercise will increase the impact of your heart, this class will also help you maintain your weight for a healthy lifestyle and help boost your body's performance.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
Economically disadvantaged people

You bring your own projects to work on, even if you're a novice, the leadership and collaboration of the entire class will enhance your skills and help you finish your projects. If you have a sewing machine it's ok to bring it or we have machines at the center for you to use.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adults

Free Bingo is a time to interact with other seniors while having fun. Gifts are given to the winners.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Bible Study opened to all denominations and it's a safe place to ask any questions you have about the bible. Lessons are designed with you in mind.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Seniors

Where we work

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 health outcomes improved

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

Seniors

Related Program

Health & Nutrition Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Behaviors are changing because of education and self manage care of the disease. They are monitoring by writing down what they eat, their A1c, making better food choices and exercising regularly.

Number of older adults where emergency room admission is prevented

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

Seniors, People of African descent, People of Latin American descent

Related Program

Access to Healthcare and Prevention in Diabetes Classes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Context Notes

2019 we had 3 students taken to emergency as a result 1) diagnosed with hypertension 2) diabetes 3) learned more about the diabetes and how to avoid repeat visits to hospital.

Number of adults 60+ decrease hunger and isolation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Nutrition Lunch Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

COVID19 interrupted all events and activities in 2020, but we were able to provide drive thru pickup Hot Nutrition Lunch five days a week within the community. Data collected April thru November 2022.

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Nutrition Lunch Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

The numerous services included Nutritional Lunch meals, and breakfast. Movies, health education and exercise programs that decreased falling.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

BSC will provide Nutrition Lunch, exercise programs, health & nutrition education presentations, and socialization to elderly, seniors, veterans, homeless and people with disabilities.
We will become the center for seniors so they can congregate and share their life experiences, previous occupations, to prevent isolation and hunger and lower disease and prevention of higher risk of disease increase.

Our strategy is to provide the Nutrition Lunch Program, Nutrition Education, Prevention of Disease so seniors are empowered to manage their health, exercise and nutrition so they can live long, strong and healthy lives. We will provide literature, and professionals to deliver all presentations.

We will continue to reach out to our community, write grants, build relationships with organizations and agencies for funding that share our same vision to make the lives of our seniors better one senior at a time. Our capability to accomplish our strategies are great because we are currently providing and working these strategies for our adults and seniors, and disadvantaged low-income to moderate income adults.

We installed a new Commercial Walk-In Freezer so we could buy in bulk and provide more meals. We increased our exercise and education classes as well. We conduct DEEP classes - Diabetes Classes that empower, and educate individuals to manage your own care and more. Our next step is to build a new senior center building with affordable senior housing on the same property. Purchase electric vehicles to transport our congregates to and from the center, to doctor's appointments, grocery stores as well as recreational events to the beach, plays, and concerts.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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

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Bakersfield Senior Center Inc

Board of directors
as of 11/27/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Harlan Hunter

Bakersfield Senior Center

Term: 2021 - 2020

Rosemary Miller

Bakersfield Senior Center

Harlan Hunter

Bakersfield Community College

Socorro Salgado

Bakersfield Senior Center, Inc.

Gloria J Patterson

Bakersfield Senior Center, Inc.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/27/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/05/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.