Annual Report Flower Mound Senior Center 2701 W. Windsor Drive, Flower Mound, TX 75028 972.874.6110 www.flower-mound.com/seniors
F LO W ER MO U N D S EN I O R C E N TE R
To Our Members In 2019, the Seniors In Motion (SIM) program celebrated its 14th anniversary and fifth year in the Flower Mound Senior Center. We have come a long way from a few members meeting in one little room in a community church. Today, we have over 2,300 members and have over 1,100 visits per week. This year, the staff focused on adding more variety to the programs offered at the Flower Mound Senior Center. We have increased the number of fitness and dance classes from 22 per week to over 30! In addition, we added creative art and education classes in technology, painting, health, and wellness. The popularity of OLLI at UNT led us to doubling the number of classes offered each semester. We can tell our members are pleased with these additions because we are busier than ever! In the 2019 survey, 82 percent of our members reported being satisfied or extremely satisfied with the overall program. Members were asked what they like best, and they stated the friendly and helpful staff, beautiful building, their fellow members, and the quality and variety of programs. What makes our program special is our members, though. I love meeting all the new members we have gained and visiting with the members who have been with us from the start. Joining Seniors In Motion is more than just becoming part of a senior center, it is becoming a part of the SIM family. We laugh together, cry together, share struggles, and create memories. I look forward to spending the new decade with you!
Mission Statement: The Flower Mound Senior Center dignifies seniors with a safe and caring environment, creative and inclusive programs, and thoughtful resources that promote health, wellbeing, fellowship, and involvement.
Chuck Jennings, Director of Parks & Recreation
Mark Long, Recreation Superintendent
Jaime Jaco-Cooper, Senior Center Manager
Jon Almeida, Program Coordinator
Nicole Brasher, Program Coordinator
Colleen Bahe, Recreation Specialist
Cheryl Dudich, Recreation Specialist
Mary Ann Dull, Recreation Specialist
Gemma Humphrey, Recreation Specialist
Nikole Sisneros, Recreation Specialist
Mary Brundage, President
Heather Santiago, Vice President
Marie Moore, Treasurer
Donna Woodring, Secretary
Ron Carroll, Alternate
A friend of Flower Mound Seniors In Motion The SIM Auxiliary, Inc. is a community-based, non-profit organization that raises money for the Flower Mound Senior Center. The organization began in 2009 with the goal of helping the Town of Flower Mound build a stand-alone senior center. Since then, the organization has raised over $100,000 through soliciting donations and hosting fundraisers. They have donated money to the Town to help purchase buses, a sound system, furniture, fitness equipment, kitchen equipment, lockers, and more!
2019 FUNDRAISERS Elite Chef Competition
Sunday Brunch with Kraig Parker
600 + Attendees
Active Adult Health & Resource Fair
Fundraising Total: $20,660
Donated to SIM: $17,760
2019 Board Members:
Mary Kay Walker, President
Leo Gonya, Treasurer
Anita Michini, Secretary
SIM AUXILIARY, INC 2019 Casino Night Fundraiser!
Town of Flower Mound
Financial Summary Fiscal Year 2018—2019 The Senior Center and Seniors In Motion program are part of the Town of Flower Mound and are incorporated into the Town’s annual budget. The program is fully funded by the Town. Annual membership fees are $10 for residents of Flower Mound and $20 for non-residents. To keep costs low to members, all instructors are independent contractors and get 100% of what they charge. The Senior Center supplements its budget through sponsorship by local businesses. The money received through sponsorships is used to purchase supplies, food, and entertainment for events. Memberships Totals
Membership Card Scans
FY 18—19 Operating Budget
2019 Sponsorship Total
Accuaid Advance Rehab Trust AgeWell Always Best Care Amerilife Attiva of Lewisville Autumn Leaves Autumn of Life Balmos Law, PLLC Blue Cross Blue Shield ClearLife Hearing BrightStar Home Care CapTel Outreach Celebration Magazine A Change of Season Clear Captions
Compassionate Residential DAPEC Deaf Action Center Encompass Health EPIC Healthcare Expedia Cruise Ships Family Hearing Practice Fundamental Clincal Fyzical Therapy Healthmarkets Heaven at Home Hollymead Keller Williams Realty Lake Village Nursing and Rehab Leonard Chiropractic Living Well Senior Care
McGee Law Firm North Texas Home Health Oasis Senior Advisors Pinewood Hills Senior Living Psalms Home Care Rambling Oaks Courtyard Rosewood Assisted Living Seniors Blue Book Senior Living Specialist Thrivent Financial USMD Hospital The Vetassist Program The Village Watermere Wealth Management Solutions Dr. Wyatt Dental
Neighbors Helping Neighbors Metroport Meals On Wheels, Inc. (MMOW) is a grassroots, volunteer organization advocating for the elderly and those in need through home-delivered meals, and other support services. MMOW is “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” to alleviate hunger, isolation, and loneliness in communities, and to foster the independence, worth and dignity of each individual they serve.
The Flower Mound Senior Center partners with the MMOW to provide high-quality, low-cost meals to SIM members each Tuesday and Thursday. The Senior Center orders and purchases the meals from MMOW for $5.85 per meal. MMOW negotiates with local restaurants to purchase meals at a reduced price. The meals are then delivered and served by MMOW staff and volunteers. SIM members are charged $4 per meal, with the Town of Flower Mound supplementing the remaining cost. Each meal consists of a protein and two vegetables or sides. The Senior Center provides plates and utensils, beverages, and desserts. The Senior Center and MMOW served 8,416 meals in Fiscal Year 2018—2019. This was an increase of 100 meals served from the previous fiscal year. During 2019, Senior Center staff implemented a new registration process for members where they could purchase meals in advance. This reduced the Town’s cost of providing meals while increasing the number of meals served.
Cost of Lunches
Money supplemented by the
SIM Fit Program offers some of the most popular programs at the Flower Mound Senior Center. The Senior Center offers more than 30 group exercise classes each week. SIM Fit classes include fitness classes lead by contract instructors, who charge $3—$5 per class. Other classes, such as Sit, Stand, & Dance and Line Dancing, are led by staff and volunteers and are offered at no charge to members. In 2019, the Senior Center staff added two new classes, Fantastic Friday Fitness and Pound it Out. In addition, they added more class times for popular classes such as Yoga and Zumba. In January 2019, SIM staff held the first SIM Fitness Expo, where members could meet instructors and participate in demonstrations of each class.
Balance, Strength, & Stretch
Fantastic Friday Fitness
Pound It Out
Sit, Stand, & Dance
Tone & Condition
The Seniors In Motion program has two buses for taking members exploring DFW and beyond! The program averages 6—8 day trips per month and travels as far north as Oklahoma and south to Waco. To keep costs low to members, the program provides transportation costs free of charge. Furthermore, staff spends countless hours organizing group discounts, tours, and special perks for participants.
Amazon Fulfillment Center
Texas Downtown Square Series
Top O’ Hill Terrace
Hamilton at the Dallas Summer Musicals
Homestead Heritage Village
Dallas Museum of Art
Chico’s Fashion Show
R.O.M.E.O Lunches (Retired Older Men Eating Out)
Canton Trade Days
WinStar World Casino
Miss Saigon at the Dallas Summer Musicals
Veteran's Museum of Fort Worth
Special events allow SIM members to socialize, fellowship, and look forward to days ahead. The SIM program holds several special events each month to celebrate holidays and the diversity of SIM members. In 2019, the program offered 22 special events where members enjoyed live music, dancing, entertainment, and meals. The program also offered special programs where members could invite family members and pets to the Senior Center such as Grandparent’s Bingo and the Pet Patio Party!
Active Adult Health & Resource Fair
Christmas Dinner & Dance
Cinco de Mayo
Grandparent’s Day Party
Noon Year’s Eve Party
Senior Center Month Spirit Week
SIM Craft Fair
Valentine’s Dinner & Dance
Veteran’s Day Celebration
The Flower Mound Senior Center is a place where seniors can find a new passion! The program offers a wide variety of creative arts programming that includes painting, crafts, poetry writing, improv acting, and jewelry making. In addition, the program offers an assortment of educational programs for members that cover health, fitness, well-being, nutrition, computers and technology, gardening, and more!
Improv for Seniors
Caregiving for Dementia & Alzheimer's
Denton County Master Gardener Series
How to Use an Instapot
Privacy & Technology
Mental Healthy Holidays
Intro to Podcasts
Back & Body Health
Intro to Spanish
Sleep & Dementia
OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNT) provides lifelong learning programs that foster intellectual stimulation and social engagement through an extensive array of classroom and experiential learning opportunities designed specifically for adults 50 years or better. In addition to these seminars, OLLI members can attend additional seminars at six locations throughout Denton County and attend special lectures as well as local trips around the Metroplex. The Flower Mound Senior Center began partnering with OLLI in 2017. In exchange for hosting OLLI classes, members of the Senior Center get a discounted annual membership rate. OLLI classes cover a wide variety of topics including history, politics, music, fashion, science, technology, and aging. Due to the popularity of the program, in 2019 the Senior Center expanded the number of classes offered at the Senior Center to twice a week!
OLLI AT UNT
A Brief History of Early Jazz
2020 Focus: Census and Redistricting in Texas
Victoria’s Secret: How a Queen Changed the World
American Sign Language
Jane Austen: From Life to Fiction
How the Microprocessor Changed the World
The Town of Flower Mound Parks and Recreation Division conducted a Seniors In Motion program survey from January 13â€”24, 2020. The purpose of the survey was to recieve feedback on how the program is currently doing and input on what seniors would like to see in the future. The survey was promoted through email-blasts, lunchtime announcements, and posted on social media. Four-hundred twenty-five members participated in the survey.
82 percent of members reported being extremely satisfied or satisfied with the overall Seniors In Motion Program!
Customer Service Membership Facility
What members like best about the Seniors In Motion program:
Comments from our members: “We have the best Senior Center in Town!” “All are GREAT!! Keep up the good work!” “Nothing needs improvement. We have the best Senior Center around!” “I think you are doing a great job!” “It’s perfect!”
Richard DeSimone and his wife Nancy both retired in 2010 with intentions to live out their lives traveling and enjoying each other’s company. They took several trips together to destinations such as China, river cruises in France, and a two week fall New England tour. It was an MRI at U.T. Southwestern Medical Center that revealed that Nancy had a brain tumor, of which she would eventually succumb to in July 2018. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 17, 2019. Richard describes himself after Nancy’s passing as “being in a dark place.” His life had been devoted to sharing his life with Nancy, and he struggled without her. A neighbor suggested that he come to the Flower Mound Senior Center for the numerous activities it provided. Richard soon joined the center and discovered several activities that appealed to him and sparked new interests. Some of the activities include the SIM Poetry Society, Ted Talk and Goalcast discussions, the weekly luncheons, dinner and movie nights, and the variety of trips the center organizes and provides transportation for its members. Richard soon found new hope in his life through the socialization and stimulation the center provided. He also met his girlfriend Mary Ann, who has brought love and companionship into his life again. Richard said, “Without a doubt, the Flower Mound Senior Center saved my life, and I hate to think what would have become of my life without it.” He said he sees many other seniors with similar circumstances and how the center has helped them. In addition to the opportunities the center provides, he says the relationships cultivated by the staff at the center make it so successful. “The people are so caring and kind, and that meant so much to me when I needed it, and it continues to be the reason for the center’s success for me and others.”
“Without a doubt, the Flower
Mound Senior Center saved my life...” RICHARD DESIMONE