July 22, 2011 > Seniors Night Out - Help a Senior, Win a Cruise!
Seniors Night Out - Help a Senior, Win a Cruise!
Submitted By Linette Young, Seniors Night Out Coordinator
On September 23, the Tri-City Elder Coalition will host its 18th Annual Senior's Night Out themed "A Nautical Night." For many seniors, this is an evening that they look forward to year after year. Many seniors in our community are surrounded by loved ones and enjoy a busy social life, but others are not so fortunate. Because of health, financial issues or other factors, many senior citizens are not able to socialize and attend group events often. This evening gives seniors a chance to get out, make new friends, and enjoy great food and entertainment.
The cost for many seniors to attend is covered through generous contributions from the community and corporate sponsorships. Additional proceeds from the event benefit seniors in need through the Pathways to Positive Aging program as well as the Personal Urgent Need Fund which helps seniors with many basic necessities - goods and services -no longer covered by other programs.
Seniors are paired with community volunteers as escorts who pick them up and take them to the event. "This is one event the senior looks forward to and many ask to come year after year," said Karen Grimsich, Aging and Family Services Administrator for the City of Fremont Human Services Department. "They love the music and have a great time. It is not unusual to see our seniors in walkers and wheelchairs rocking to the music on the dance floor!"
There are many ways to make a contribution:
Complete and mail in a $10 raffle ticket and have a chance to win a 4 day/3 night cruise to the Mexican Riviera or a $750 cruise voucher for a cruise of your choice (you need not be present to win; multiple entries accepted).
Become a program sponsor - visit www.tceconline.org for sponsorship information.
Escort a senior (you can escort a friend or family member or we can identify someone who needs an escort).
Volunteer at the event.
For more information, please contact Linette Young, at 510-818-9888 or send an email to
SeniorsNightOut@comcast.net. Pathways to Positive Aging, a project of the City of Fremont's Human Services department and the Tri-City Elder Coalition, builds a circle of care that celebrates the aging process by creating a community whereby seniors are supported, valued and involved. Visit www.fremont.gov or www.tceconline.org.
Seniors Night Out
Friday, Sept 23
Newark/Fremont Hilton Hotel