Rufty-Holmes Senior Center

Long Range Plan

2013 – 2017


Goal: Provide additional programs and services designed to address the needs of a growing older adult citizenry.

Objective: Continue to provide research-based programs, and utilize “best practices,” in offering health promotion & disease prevention services based on nutrition and physical conditioning.


Objective: Develop a comprehensive Pre-Retirement Program to assist local citizens and businesses with responsible retirement planning.


Objective: Provide leadership in the Branch Collaborative of the Regional “Community Resource Connection” designed to provide “person centered” access to aging & disability services.


Objective: Develop additional consumer finance educational programs.


Goal:  Enhance the Center’s physical capacity to accommodate the needs of older adults accessing programs and services.

Objective:  Develop additional parking capacity for the Center’s main campus.


Objective:  Expand days/hours of operation for Center events and services.


Objective:  Install automatic door openers at rear entrance(s) to Center building.


Objective:  Establish a Café bar on-site to provide more options for snacks and light meals.


Objective:  Provide additional storage capacity for clubs & organizations.


Objective:  Expand resources in the Fitness Annex & Aquatic Exercise Facility.


Objective:  Utilize social media and evolving communication vehicles to inform & educate clients.


Goal: Further develop the financial, human and community resources necessary to be effective in the delivery of programs and services.

Objective:  Develop resources to fund five-year plan objectives.


Objective:  Emphasize estate giving opportunities.  Develop capacity to accept debit/credit card payments.


Objective:  Explore additional methods to reduce operating expenses without affecting program services.


Objective:  Continue to invest in staff resources.


Objective:  Continue to empower older adults to be actively involved with the Center, community organizations, and projects as volunteers, including participation in local governance.


Objective: Maintain National Accreditation/State “Senior Center of Excellence” status.   


Objective: Work collaboratively with churches, government, and other community organizations to increase capacity for service delivery.