Happy New Year!!!! 2024 is going to be an amazing year!!
The past year as gone by in a blink of an eye. We continue to see new faces at the center and have more members signing up for social and VIP memberships. 2023 was a year of great exposure for the Tuscarawas County Senior Center as we introduced new social gatherings like our summer patio parties and our new fundraiser, Forks Corks & Comedy. Our goal is to always recruit new members but to also encourage support from our entire community to ensure senior services are always prioritized.
A year in review is always a fun thing to do in January. In 2023, we established a new senior center in the Village of Strasburg, renovated the café and created Prospect Perks Coffee & Café that is open to the public, established a few new programs like the Chronic Disease Management and the Grab & Go nutrition program, and hired some great new faces to help deliver services and facilitate programs. It’s been a very busy year!!
Unfortunately, we are still dealing with an increase in our food and nonfood costs as well as fuel costs in our transportation program. The entire nation is experiencing staffing shortages and the
demand of higher wages. Our levy dollars are a relatively fixed amount annually and with an increase in costs, our levy funds can only stretch so far. In order to maintain the capacity in which we are currently operating, the Board of Directors had to make difficult decisions. Effective January 1, there will be small price increases to our social membership, VIP membership, daily lunch meal and carry out meals. Despite the increases, the Tuscarawas County Senior Center is still a great value for the money and we are lucky to have this facility and the services in our county.
Social Membership $25.00 Annually, January through December ($5.00 increase)
VIP Membership (Fitness) $55.00 Annually, January through December ($10.00 increase)
Daily Congregate Meal (Lunch) or Salad Bar $5.00 per meal ($1.00 increase)
Carry Out Meals (Daily lunch that is picked up) $6.00 per meal ($2.00 increase)
We appreciate your understanding of our need to increase a few prices but please know we will
continue diligently working to keep our center activities fun and educational, as well as keeping our fitness classes fresh and engaging and we promise to continue creating delicious meals for you to enjoy.
Winter is here and as a reminder, I wanted to review with you that our satellite centers across the county will close if their respective school district closes; Strasburg, Claymont, Garaway,
Newcomerstown and Indian Valley. This is not always the case for the Dover center so please always listen to WJER & WTUZ or visit our Facebook page for any closure information.
I want to wish you a WONDERFUL and PROSPUROUS New Year as we enter 2024. I look forward to seeing each of you in the new year.