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Payson Senior Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Services, Senior Centers, Seniors

Mission: To help seniors maintain independence and quality of life through nutrition, transportation, and social interaction.

Results: We have been serving our community since 1985. Since 2000 we have served over 600,000 meals and made over 115,000 door to door transportation trips. Our programs have saved lives. For many of our Home-bound the Meals on Wheels drivers and volunteers are the only people that they may regularly see. We are family to our seniors and elderly.

Target demographics: Seniors and elderly in our community

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year we served over 40,000 meals and made over 7,000 door to door trips.

Geographic areas served: Rim Country Communities

Programs: Meals on Wheels, Senior Transportation, Social Interaction Activities, Health and Wellness programs

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization truly embodies the words "service" and "caring".

Every volunteer, every staff member exudes loving kindness to all who come into contact with the Payson Senior Center; they truly do care.

The Payson Senior Center is such a benefit to the community. I have seen firsthand how it has helped to enhance the lives of so many.

I pray that the Payson Senior Center is able to provide their services of great meals, friendly transportation, and engaging activities for many years to come.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Delivery of meals to seniors. Senior classes including exercise and health concerns. Provides bus service for senior needs.

2 Barbara U.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It has been a please to serve on the Payson Senior Center board for 15 years. We have helped thousands of seniors live independently by providing meals on wheels to them. Another service we provide is Senior Transportation to help get them to a doctor appointment and grocery shopping when needed. A touching story was when a meals on wheels senior had fallen over the weekend and couldn't get up, she laid on the floor and said she knew her angel (her MOW driver) would be there Monday to help her, and they did. These kind of stories daily help to keep our organization strong with volunteers and community support. Please look into our wonderful nonprofit and hopefully you will help us in someway.

2 Connie J.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Payson Senior Center has been a focus of my husband and mine for more then fifteen years. We both volunteer at Trinket and Treasurers. We believe it is important to have the store which is contributing funding for the center. We both enjoy lunch at the center. We have seen growth in membership, services, and programs during these times. The staff is qualified and always providing help, especially during COVID.

2

Board Member

Rating: 5

The center has been instrumental in assisting red cross, and in all emergency situations that have arisen in payson. Also it distributes meals on wheels and advocates for the seniors it serves. Without the center there would be vulnerable seniors who would not have access to healthy meals and have a caring driver of meals making sure they are well

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I bake and cook at the Senior Center in Payson for the Meals on Wheels program. However, what I really enjoy is talking to the seniors who come in for lunch and other activties. (Not right now of course.) But I love listening to their stories just like I used to love listening to my grandparents and my grandparents-in-law (is there such a word?) They all have such interesting memories that open my eyes to different worlds. Fascinating! And for many of them the Senior Center is the main place where they can socialize.

2 Ann Bowers F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've visited the Senior Center several times and the volunteers were so friendly and engaging with everyone. There are so many activities for Seniors, from crafting to exercise classes and more. Payson is so blessed to have such a great organization serving our community. Debbie Stephens does a wonderful job of keeping Rim Country aware of the importance of honoring our Seniors and working towards making sure that no Senior goes hungry through the Meals on Wheels program. I highly recommend Payson Senior Center as a GREAT nonprofit.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I moved to Payson 3 years ago and visited the Sr. Center. I found it to be a very active environment compared to some senior centers. Activities everyday, excursions to places of interest, bible study, craft class, exercise class, the list is quite extensive. I was so caught up in the experience that I volunteered to serve meals at noon to the seniors. It's great being a part of an organization that puts it's members interest to the best use. I found a new family at the Payson Senior Center. I go there to find and share life with others. Excellent management as well always keeps the center interesting. WELL DONE TO ALL!

3

Board Member

Rating: 5

I began my journey as a volunteer with the Payson Senior Center five years ago. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The mission and the daily commitment to making Seniors feel welcome, safe, and cared for is a mission that I will stay committed to my whole life. I am proud to be now serving on the Board of Directors as Vice Chair, and I am proud to be a part of an organization who has placed this Center as a beacon of hope for future growth and outreach. Life does live there!

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Payson Senior Center was there for me and my family. My father-in-law had Lewy Bodies Dementia. They provided resources to help us. The have a dementia support group and offer free medical equipment such as walkers and wheelchairs. The Center becomes an extended family for most. They truly care.