Faribault Senior Center History - 1988
The year 1988 proved to be a pivotal year for the senior organization. Newsletter articles and meeting minutes from 1988 reflect the senior organization's desire to not only offer social & recreational activities to their members but to be involved in and of service to the community at large.
Here are the words of then president, Ila Siemers:
"It is time we all think about the coming years: Do you want to go forward and promote a better organization? The world is changing and we all have to think ahead – so it's up to all of us to be aware of change and be helpful.
It may not benefit all of us, but our children will perhaps have something worthwhile. So let's all start thinking positive for the Senior Citizens; I know we have many organizations that many belong to... but wouldn't it be nice if the Senior Center would be something we have for Seniors who are doing things for themselves and the community.
The philosophy of the Senior Center movement is based on the premise that aging is a normal developmental process and that human beings need peers with whom they can interact and who are available as a source of encouragement and support.
We all have the right to have a voice in determining matters in which we have an interest....So let's hear from all of you and work towards the same goal, be alive. We're all needed."