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Your contribution to this unique addition to our future here in Fort Collins will be greatly appreciated.

Read about the Center and see the concept drawings ....

 

 

Read more about Stan, the event, and volunteerism ....

 

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Three Organizations. One Goal.

A new era in community health and wellness begins this summer in Fort Collins. A innovative partnership between the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department, Columbine Health Systems (Columbine) and University of Colorado Health (UC Health) will create a unique and comprehensive public health and wellness program housed at the improved and expanded Fort Collins Senior Center.

Health and wellness programmatic offerings will be placed into three broad categories: Health Awareness, Lifestyle Management, and Wellness & Education.

The programs and activities provided through this partnership will address our community's needs while responding to the lifestyles of a growing senior population. Active, health-minded seniors will find opportunities in this extensive set of resources to help them remain healthy.

To see the initial lists of activities and programs under each one of the health groups, (Health Awareness, Lifestyle Management, and Wellness & Education), please take a look at the overall brochure here.

Come Celebrate the Grand Opening
Ribbon Cutting - July 10

Come be with us at the Senior Center at 5:30pm, July 10th for what promises to be a landmark event -- the Ribbon Cutting for our fantastic, expanded Senior Center. Donors, wellness resource partners, City Representatives, and construction representatives (among many others) will gather for this culmination of years of planning, fundraising, and finally, construction.

While you're here, take a tour of the new facilities that will place this Senior Center in the top ranks of America's Senior Centers. This project has been a significant part of Fort Collins' vision and preparation for the changing demographics of our population.

Here's an idea. Enroll in one of the classes or activities schedued for the Grand Opening Days of July 10ththrough July 12th. Kick off this new chapter of your Senior Center by taking advantage of what it has to offer.

  • Administration Addition
  • Cardio / Weight Room
  • Dance Studio
  • Lobby
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Wellness Center

You Will be Impressed --Guaranteed!

If you are among those who used the cardio exercise equipment in the Senior Center before this recent expansion, you have a treat coming!

The new exercise equipment recently installed in the new cardio floor can easily be called a "quantum leap" in accessibility and variety.

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Previously, you had only a few options available to you: 2 treadmills, 1 exercise bike, 2 Nu Steps, and 1 cross-training machine. No use even looking for a weight machine or free weights. The equipment could fairly be called "one-size-fits-all," causing problems to some of our members, even to sometimes requiring a “partner” to help with an exercise session.

The new equipment includes 14 cardio exercisers of varying sizes and configurations, 14 weight machines focusing on various parts of your body, 12 free weight sets and supporting equipment. On the light side there are exercise balls, exercise mats and other support equipment that give you a complete range of choices.

The new equipment represents an investment of about 140 thousand dollars compared to the 24-30 thousand dollars for the previous equipment. You will see some of the best equipment available from makers like Star Trac, Landis, Stairmaster, Nu Step and SciFit.

Many individual donors' contributions were specifically directed to this new equipment. City of Fort Collins dollars rounded out the offerings by providing for lobby, structure, HVAC, and other exercise support equipment.

This expansion is a community project. Please join your neighbors by adding your name to the long list of supporters by making a donation either by check or credit card (see below).

If you would like to contribute by check Click here on the How can I donate? page on this site to see where to mail your check.

 

Support the Senior Center by
"Taking a Seat"

The auditorium in the new Education, Information, and Entertainment wing of the Senior Center needs seats. This presents another great way to show your support for the new facilities being constructed as part of the Senior Center Expansion (see the sidebar on the left).

A very tangible contribution from you would be providing one (or more) of the seats in this great addition on the northeast side of the Expansion. To recognize your support, an engraved plaque will be mounted on each purchased seat. The plaque will show your name or the name of someone you would like to recognize.

Each theater-type seat may be purchased with a contribution of $300. If you are able, please think about purchasing more than one. The building has been constructed and the interior facilities of the EIE are now being purchased and installed.

The design and outfitting of the EIE is being done by the family and friends of Stan Ulrich. They are doing this to recognize the life-long volunteering and many contributions of Stan Uhlrich (see sidebar).

Your tax-deductible contributions toward this EIE seat fund will not be included in the cumulative donations for the recognition wall or other campaign recognition. Evidence of your contribution will, however, be very visible to all the future EIE visitors that take advantage of the seat you offer.

There are multiple ways you can purchase a seat. You can pick up a "Get a Seat in the Spotlight" brochure at the Senior Center, fill it out, and either give it to the staff or mail it in with your check. You can also click on the Donate button on this web page and make your donation by credit card. AFTER you make your credit card donation, a page will be presented to you where you can designate that you want your contribution to go to the theater seats and will ask you what you would like engraved on your plaque(s).

When you fill out this online form, it will be submitted to the Treasurer of the Expansion Committe and she will carry it forward.

If you have any more questions, please call the Senior Center, 970-224-6026.

Put Your Name on the New Patio!

There it is! There's my name!

A donation to the Expansion effort of $100 or more will be recognized with a commemorative brick in our new patio (see the red area in the diagram below). And while you're at it, why not buy two?

Each 4"x 8" paver brick holds up to 3 lines with 23 characters per line. Artwork and logos may also be added.

In addition to the regular, engraved "donation" pavers, there will also be a special area in the patio reserved for memorial bricks that are engraved with the words "IN MEMORY OF".

Drop by the Senior Center and see how the Expansion effort is taking shape. Also, please pick up a Paver Brick brochure, fill it out, and either give it to the staff with your check or mail it in.

If you can't drop by the Senior Center to get a Paver Brick brochure, there are other ways to make this contribution. You can also click on the Donate button on this web page and make your donation by credit card. AFTER you make your credit card donation, a page will be presented to you where you can designate that you want your contribution to go to the Paver Bricks and will ask you what you would like engraved on your brick. If you want artwork or a logo on your brick, please supply contact information on the form so that the Expansion committee can coordinate this request.

When you fill out this online form, it will be submitted to the Treasurer of the Expansion Committe and she will carry it forward.

For further information please contact the Senior Center at 970-224-6026.

For more views of the expansion plans, go to the concept drawings

paper collage on panel, 'Tango I'

Click picture to enlarge the Overall Floor Plan (this is the latest version)

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