Clintonville-Beechwold CRC is creating a dedicated space designed for seniors to socialize and enjoy activities, as well as connect to supportive services. Your gift will create a special destination for seniors!
The Clintonville zip code of 43214 has the largest percentage of people 65 years of age or older in Franklin County. Settlement Houses, like Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center (CRC), are well-positioned to help older adults maintain independence in their own homes for as long as safely possible. CRC serves more than 400 seniors each year, providing access to community resources, transportation to the grocery and medical appointments, social outings, and recreation.
In 2008, the Barber Roselea Senior Center near Clintonville’s Park of Roses was closed and later demolished. This 1950s building had been the favorite gathering space for Clintonville-Beechwold seniors for 30 years. Seniors loved having a place to connect and enjoy activities with each other. Since its closing, seniors in the neighborhood have lacked a space to call their own. Your gift will complete the transformation of a raw space at the CRC into a cozy room for seniors to socialize, participate in activities, and access supportive services.
“I’m very happy that the meeting room is for the seniors. The CRC has been a lifesaver for me and many others. If it weren’t for the CRC, I’d be sitting at home and not getting out.”
— Wilma M., Senior Supportive Services Client
Transformation of the space is already underway with donated materials from Lowe's and hard working volunteers. The new room features its own bathroom, is adjacent to a kitchen, and seniors can be dropped off right at the entrance! Gifts made to this project will cover new paint and carpeting, overhead lighting, sturdy chairs and tables, a soft seating area with end tables and lamps, and coat storage. This special space for seniors is designed with their unique needs in mind. Column tables and wall-mounted consoles eliminate furniture legs. Strong chairs with arms help seniors sit and stand without assistance. Bright LED lights make activities easier to enjoy.
Your gift will create a special destination for seniors this season, and every season!
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