Seniors hustle at Senior Center


Exercise classes are well-attended at the Senior Center. Match Day gifts will support equipment and staffing for exercise and additional items for the Center.

Exercise classes are well-attended at the Senior Center. Match Day gifts will support equipment and staffing for exercise and additional items for the Center.


Courtesy photo

What is Match Day?

The Community Foundation of Shelby County is repeating its Match Day event. On Nov. 27, the foundation will offer a total of $70,000 to 14 local charities that can each receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5,000. The goal is to generate at least $140,000 in charitable dollars.

Participating organizations challenge their supporters to give to the Community Foundation and to earmark gifts for their charity. Gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County and received by Nov. 27 to be eligible for the match.

The local foundation administers more than 180 charitable funds, including scholarship, donor advised, designated, organization and community granting funds. Match Day participating organizations were selected because of having a 501(c)(3) tax status and an organization fund within the foundation that had an asset balance exceeding the Foundation’s fund minimum. Gifts received will not be placed into an organization’s fund, but instead returned to the organization and put to work in the community.

Participating organizations are Alpha Community Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Historic Sidney Theatre, Operation Rebirth, S&H Products, Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County, Shelby County Arc, Shelby County Historical Society, Shelby County Libraries Foundation, Shelby County United Way, Sidney First United Methodist Church, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA and Wilma Valentine Childcare.

For details, go to www.commfoun.com and view Match Day information on the home page.

SIDNEY — The Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County is a bustling facility, with a range of daily activities to serve physical and social needs of residents over age 50. Since it opened in 1997, thousands of members and guests have used the center for exercise, card games, meals, educational sessions, community functions and entertainment.

Match Day gifts will help the center replace worn flooring, add exercise equipment, expand hours for athletic trainers who staff the exercise room and purchase tables.

“We have more than 900 members, many of whom frequent the center on a regular basis,” said Eileen Wiseman, executive director. “Replacing flooring in the south entryway improves an often-used area and freshens our appearance for those considering membership. First appearances are critical, especially when potential new members visit the Senior Center.

“Younger members are attuned to exercise and often join and attend the center to maintain fitness,” said Wiseman. “Match Day gifts will help add new exercise equipment, including another treadmill and stationary bike. We need to add hours for our two Certified Personal Trainers who teach members how to properly use equipment and plan their exercise routine.”

Depending upon the level of giving, the Center hopes to purchase lighter-weight tables to replace 36 heavier ones in the second-floor auditorium. Staff and volunteers often set up for the center’s events, as well as for facility rentals. The lighter-weight tables would be much easier to carry and set up.

To support the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County on Match Day, gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County with: Match/Senior Center noted on the memo or in an accompanying note or form. Details and forms are available at the Community Foundation website at www.commfoun.com and at the Senior Center. Gifts must be received on or before Nov. 27 to be eligible for up to $5,000 in matching money.

Exercise classes are well-attended at the Senior Center. Match Day gifts will support equipment and staffing for exercise and additional items for the Center.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/11/web1_senior-center-exercise-group.jpgExercise classes are well-attended at the Senior Center. Match Day gifts will support equipment and staffing for exercise and additional items for the Center. Courtesy photo

What is Match Day?

The Community Foundation of Shelby County is repeating its Match Day event. On Nov. 27, the foundation will offer a total of $70,000 to 14 local charities that can each receive a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $5,000. The goal is to generate at least $140,000 in charitable dollars.

Participating organizations challenge their supporters to give to the Community Foundation and to earmark gifts for their charity. Gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County and received by Nov. 27 to be eligible for the match.

The local foundation administers more than 180 charitable funds, including scholarship, donor advised, designated, organization and community granting funds. Match Day participating organizations were selected because of having a 501(c)(3) tax status and an organization fund within the foundation that had an asset balance exceeding the Foundation’s fund minimum. Gifts received will not be placed into an organization’s fund, but instead returned to the organization and put to work in the community.

Participating organizations are Alpha Community Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County, Compassionate Care of Shelby County, Historic Sidney Theatre, Operation Rebirth, S&H Products, Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County, Shelby County Arc, Shelby County Historical Society, Shelby County Libraries Foundation, Shelby County United Way, Sidney First United Methodist Church, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA and Wilma Valentine Childcare.

For details, go to www.commfoun.com and view Match Day information on the home page.