Bonnie Nase, Director of the Bensalem Senior Citizens Center and Ed Goldman, a senior center member and instructor, made a presentation to the Rotary Club of Bensalem at their September 30th luncheon meeting held at Michael’s Restaurant on Street Road.
The Bensalem Senior Citizens Center is a little known community resource that has been giving a great deal back to senior citizens living in Bensalem for forty years. They provide seniors with access to on-site and delivered meals, tax services, healthcare programs, job fairs as well as social activities such as games, art instruction and bus trips.
Mr. Goldman explained that when senior citizens retire, there’s a void left in their lives. The lives they knew that revolved around their careers is gone, but their talents, wealth, and experiences remain with them. The Bensalem Senior Citizens Center helps seniors fill the void in their lives by providing them with various outlets to utilize their skills and gives them access to learn new ones.
Since there is only one full-time staff member at the Bensalem Senior Citizens Center, they rely mainly of the generosity and volunteer efforts of community members as well as their own members. Many of the senior citizens who frequent the center are also volunteers through the Center’s Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). Through this program, seniors can become instructors or work in the Center’s administrative office. Mr. Goldman, who has a passion for computers, shares his knowledge with his peers and teaches them everything from basic computer skills to online security procedures.
Two thirds of the Center’s funding comes from their members and they rely heavily on volunteers to provide the various services and activities offered to our community’s seniors. If you’re interested in volunteering or you would like additional information about the Center, please call 215-638-7720.
The Rotary Club of Bensalem looks forward to partnering with the Bensalem Senior Citizens Center to assist them in continuing to provide wonderful resources to Bensalem’s seniors.
The Bensalem Rotary is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to improving the lives of Bensalem residents and raising money to help those in need. The club meets every Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Michael’s Restaurant on Street Road for an informal luncheon and occasional guest presentations. All are welcome to join for lunch or to do a 15 minute presentation about your nonprofit or community organization. To learn more about the Bensalem Rotary, visit www.bensalemrotary.org.