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Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. 5501 27 th Ave. S. Gulfport, FL 33707 Contact telephone numbers: 727-893-2237 or 727-893-1231. Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center. Program of the CITY OF GULFPORT. Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center.

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Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center

5501 27th Ave. S.

Gulfport, FL 33707

Contact telephone numbers:

727-893-2237

or

727-893-1231


Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center

Program of the CITY OF GULFPORT


Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center

Established through city funding and grant money


Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center

“in memory of Naomi Clymer”


Gulfport Multipurpose Senior Center

Celebrated 25 years in present building

October 2008


Profile

Comprehensive Senior Center

Serving seniors (50 years +) in Gulfport and

surrounding communities


Profile

Comprehensive Senior Center

Serving seniors (50 years +) in Gulfport and

surrounding communities

2000+ registered members


Profile

Comprehensive Senior Center

Serving seniors (50 years +) in Gulfport and

surrounding communities

2000+ registered members

More than half non-Gulfport residents


Profile

Open: 5days a week:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Profile

Open: 5days a week:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Building is used by a number of community

groups and organizations


Mission Statement

Mission Statement:

THE GULFPORT MULTIPURPOSE SENIOR CENTER actively seeks to support the independence and increased quality of life of its participants by encouraging involvement in programs and activities that promote their health, welfare, safety and dignity.


Mission Statement

How is this done on a daily basis?

City Staff

&

Over 100 volunteers!


Mission Statement

All programming designed to fulfill this purpose

Classes – Seminars – Workshops - Activities


Independence

G.E.M.S.


Independence

G.E.M.S.

Telephone Reassurance Program


Independence

G.E.M.S.

Telephone Reassurance Program

Neighborly Care Network Program


Quality of Life

Many and varied opportunities for socialization

and involvement


Quality of Life

Many and varied opportunities for socialization

and involvement

Recreational programs


Quality of Life

Many and varied opportunities for socialization

and involvement

Recreational programs

Education – health issues, language classes

investment group


Quality of Life

Many and varied opportunities for socialization

and involvement

Recreational programs

Education – health issues, language classes

investment group

Volunteer opportunities!


Services

Advocacy/referrals to services


Services

Blood Pressure Screenings


Services

Diabetic Classes

2nd and 4th Mondays


Services

Foundation Fitness Center

Hours: Monday – Friday

from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.


Services

Foundation Fitness Center

Hours: Monday – Friday

from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.

Three state of the Art treadmills

with safety devices


Services

Foundation Fitness Center

Hours: Monday – Friday

from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.

Three state of the Art treadmills – with safety

devices

One recumbent cycle


Services

Foundation Fitness Center

Hours: Monday – Friday

from 8 a.m. 4 p.m.

Three state of the Art treadmills – with safety

devices

One recumbent cycle

Six Easytone Chair exercise machines


Services

Food Pantry

For low-income Gulfport Residents.

Call 893-2237 or 893-1231 for appointment


Services

Help with Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps applications etc…


Services

Legal Assistance

Community Law Program

Gulfcoast Legal Services

Stetson University College of Law presentations


Services

One-on-one mental health counseling


Services

Snack Bar – Low cost healthy

snacks for everyone!


Services

Telephones for the hearing impaired


Delivery of Services

Volunteers - 100 in a variety of different

capacities


Delivery of Services

Community partners, collaborators and sponsors


National Accreditation

Seeking national accreditation with the NISC


National Accreditation

Accreditation with the NISC is evidence that senior center meets national standards


National Accreditation

BENEFITS

More likely to get grants


National Accreditation

BENEFITS

More likely to get grants

Develop more community partners


National Accreditation

BENEFITS

More likely to get grants

Develop more community partners

Operates under recognized national standards of service and programming


National Accreditation

BENEFITS

More likely to get grants

Develop more community partners

Operates under recognized national standards of service and programming

Reassures participants that senior center has been evaluated and recognized nationally


Senior Center Foundation

501 c 3 non-profit organization


Senior Center Foundation

501 c 3 non-profit organization

Established in 2003


Senior Center Foundation

501 c 3 non-profit organization

Established in 2003

All volunteer board of directors


Senior Center Foundation

501 c 3 non-profit organization

Established in 2003

All volunteer board of directors

Enrolled membership and financial partners


Senior Center Foundation

“THE GULFPORT MULTIPURPOSE SENIOR CENTER FOUNDATION is a registered 501 c (3) charitable non-profit organization that exists to raise and distribute funds that support and enhance the recreational, educational, social and health related programs and services of THE GULFPORT MULTIPURPOSE SENIOR CENTER.


Senior Center Foundation

Foundation has provided:

Computers and

internet service


Senior Center Foundation

Foundation has provided:

Fitness room exercise

equipment


Senior Center Foundation

Foundation has provided:

40” flat panel TV

and DVD


Senior Center Foundation

Foundation has provided:

GEMS scholarships


Senior Center Foundation

Foundation has provided:

Professional fees for senior center instructors

(on as needed basis)


Senior Center Foundation

Foundation has provided:

Snack bar – provisions,

supplies and equipment


Senior Center Foundation

Foundation has provided:

Special event enhancements – desserts, door prizes, table decorations etc


Senior Center Foundation

Foundation has provided:

Fundraising events regularly held and

promoted


The Future

Where are we going? What are our goals?

How are we going to make these a reality?


In Conclusion

The GULFPORT SENIOR CENTER is a full service facility that continues to grow to meet the needs of Gulfport and surrounding senior communities.


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