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Claymore Senior Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Provide services to older adults. The center is dedicated to providing a wide range of programs to meet the social, recreational, physical wellness, and educational needs of its members. The center strives to maintain an environment that enhances quality of life, encourages personal development and promotes mutual respect for all.

Programs: Social & recreational programs- the center offers a variety of social and recreational programs and services for the 50+ population, who wish to remain active, make new friends, become productively involved in community affairs, or simply have some fun and expand horizons. Activities offered at the center include indoor bocce, non-denominational bible study, 16 piece big band, bingo breakfast, birthday parties, special event parties, traditional bowling, party bridge, defensive driving classes, insurance & legal counseling, lending library, pinochle, quilting, shuffleboard, tax assistance, trips, wii bowling, foot care nurse visits, educational opportunities & delaware women's social club. The center also provides onsite referral for social services, as well as a counselor and psychotherapist, and hearing screenings. Partnerships with local universities and other organizations gives the center the ability to provide additional programs.

nutritional programs- the center daily offers a congregate lunch program and lunch bag meals as well as breakfast foods and coffee every morning. Ongoing nutritional screenings and educational programing are also available every week through our healthy life styles class. Additional classes include: "eat-better, move-more", nutritional diabetes self- management, and healthy cooking classes. Cool springs farm fresh truck in the parking lot.

physical fitness programs- the center offers a full equipped fitness center with on-site fitness trainer. Group exercise classes to meet the needs of a diverse population including: chair yoga, low impact cardio, arthritis land exercise, line dance class, tai chi, stability ball & weights, strength & conditioning, wii balance assessment & training classes, zumba gold. Additional programs focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle including, free monthly blood preassure checks, yearly blood sugar, cholesterol, bone density and vascular health screening. The center also makes available yearly flu shots and shingles vaccinations clinic.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

For the past year, it has been my pleasure to be a member of this organization. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to interact with the entire staff and many of the members. All at this Center live the mission of the organization to "Enrich the lives of our senior neighbors through friendship, activities, nourishment and education". I have seen this first hand time and time again. This organization not only provides tremendous services to our valued senior community, but also exemplifies the way a non-profit organization should be run. When I see the inflammatory, fabricated reviews below, I am only reminded that there are people out there with an agenda for unwarranted retributions. If you can't speak from your actual experience, then stay out of cyber space. The world doesn't need any more people with their version of the truth.

Client Served

Rating: 1

Started out loving this center; they have great programs, friendly staff, and generally run a clean facility. I can't say enough about some of the staff members that work there; however, this sentiment does not apply to the director, Donna. She is manipulative, rude, unstable and a liar. She has frequent outbursts and brings all of personal drama to the work place. I have even heard talk of her threatening other members, although this is not from my own personal experience. I am very unhappy with the direction that Claymore Center is headed. A change in management is necessary for it to survive. At this point, I could not recommend.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered here over Spring break and I had a great experience with the members and staff at Claymore. I never thought working with seniors could be so rewarding. It's like having 100 Grandmoms and Grandpops! If all senior centers are like this one, maybe growing old won't be so bad!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, Everyone. I am the REAL Betty Farkus. Jack Rumsfeld and I are pleased to announce that we are getting married and moving to Del Boca Vista, FL. We would like to thank the staff and members at Claymore Senior Center for the beautiful going away party! And a special thanks to Catherine T. and Joe_11. Without them, nobody would have ever heard of this wonderful website.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This is one of my first reviews on-line. I just wanted to thank the members and staff at Claymore Senior Center for making my experience there so enjoyable. It was suggested to me by a friend that I give Claymore a try and wasn't disappointed. With the recent loss of my wife, it has been hard to get back into things. Claymore has been a nice diversion for me...especially the Wii bowling on Thursdays. Thank you again!

9 Joe_11

Client Served

Rating: 1

The Direcor, Donna, is incompetent and lacks the education and experience to be in the posiiton she is in. She brings all her personal problems to work and is ALWAY on the phone regarding them. You cannot speak with her. She also seems "out of sorts" at times. Makes me wonder what problems there might be. I left, too much drama and gossip. The Board should replace her. The centers and seniors deserve better, and not a bunch of dysfunctional craziness from Donna.

9 Catherine T.

Client Served

Rating: 1

This place has potential, but they need to replace the Director, Donna. I was a former member there, and got tired of the gossip, drama, and just plain crazy atmosphere that seems to come from the Director, Donna. It appeared to me, and this is my opinion, that she was more concerned with her personal affairs than with the Center. The staff is nice, but high turnover due to difficulty working with Donna. Hopefully, the Board will take notice and make some much needed changes. I am currently happy at Mid-County, but would return if they replaced the current Director.

8 Todd9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Don`t waste your time at Claymore, Rude Director
Mary H
2012-04-06
I toured the Claymore Senior center as I was interested in some of the programs they had to offer. I could not have been more disappointed. I found the Director, I think her name was Donna, rude and completely disinterested in myself as a prospective member. If she is going to deal with the public, she really should work on her people skills. Also I thought this was an active Senior Center not a nursing home.It seems they treat the members like small children. Again, I mainly interacted with the Director. The cleanliness of the facility also left a lot to be desired. Needless to say this one is off my list, mainly becuase of the rudeness of the Director Her rudeness, incompetence, and indifference were really disturbing.
She is NOT a very nice person

Pros: None

Cons: Rude Director, Dirty Facility, Limited Staff, Nursing Home Atmosphere