NSC Annual Report - 22-23

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The Newark Senior Center enhances the lives of the 50+ community by providing resources and opportunities for growth in body, mind and spirit.


The Newark Senior Center started a 2 million dollar expansion in May 2023. The project includes additions to two parts of the building, adding approximately 2,000 square feet to the facility. A multi-purpose room was built over the patio and will provide space for fitness classes. The other addition allows Meeting of Minds to meet the increased demand for services and includes a large porch for outdoor activities.

Funding for this project was provided by the State of Delaware and local foundations. A grant request to the Longwood Foundation was fully funded at $750,000! The trustees were very impressed with the longevity and quality of NSC leadership and our ability to develop and grow the Meeting of Minds program. They also love how willing NSC is to share knowledge with other senior centers.

The expansion in Meeting of Minds will allow for capacity to grow by 50%, providing more families & caregivers with a sense of support and respite

Center Staff

Executive Director Carla Grygiel

“Mom looks forward to going every day. She gets herself up and dressed, and waits for the bus. I love seeing how happy she is. I am able to go out to work while she is at the Meeting of Minds and know she is well taken care of and provided with lunch. The fact that I can depend on Meeting of Minds is HUGE. I have had a caregiver cancel on me several times after I’ve made plans and there goes my plans. I feel supported and you make this journey so much easier.”

Development Director Jessica Feinberg

Program Director Katie Rivera

Early Memory Loss Program Coordinator Laura Greene

Accountant Jamie Wigal

Social Services Director Anika Turner

Program Coordinator Heather Mitchell

Programs Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator Yojani Carvajal-Ayala

Secretary Margaret Fraser

Nutrition Director/Meals on Wheels Coordinator Stefanie Thomas

Meals on Wheels Assistant Maura Jongebreur

Food Service Director Joey Berenato

Food Service Staff

Rhonda Faison Tiffany Filler Heather Fraser Donna Kern Pat Smith

Facility Department

Pat Bartling Dave Dutill Bruce Zabel

Bus Drivers

Betty Clayton Jim Dilks Bill Earl Robert Smith Martin Trgala

NSC is fortunate to have a financial safety net, thanks to our legacy and loyal donors. This safety net allows us to take some well thought out chances to support the mission of the Center. One example is the introduction of the Fitness Access Pass. The Fitness Access allows participants unlimited visits to the Fitness Center, Therapeutic Pool and Group Exercise classes for just $30/month. By streamlining and lowering the cost of these programs, we hoped to make fitness opportunities more accessible to members.

There are nearly 500 members reaping the benefits of the Fitness Access, resulting in a 60% increase in participation over the previous year.

33,489 total fitness units

Celebrating Life After 50!

The NSC understands the importance of socialization. Within the past year, a new emphasis has been placed on monthly social opportunities. These socials provide a wonderful meal, entertainment, but most importantly, the opportunity to gather. Although many of our members come for various opportunities, the socialization is a key component to overall wellbeing.

60,973 meals delivered to homebound in the community

“Since receiving Meals On Wheels, life has become easier. Now, I am able to relax knowing that someone will knock on my door in the morning with a package that will lighten up my day. Thank you Meals On Wheels.”



Joan Bliss

Laura Greene

Ed Osienski

E. Frances White Revenues Public Support Without Donor Restrictions With Donor Restricitons Total Grants $ 611,253 2,005,345 2,616,598 Contributions $ 125,177 125,177 Contributions of nonfinancial assets $ 58,020 58,020 United Way $ 17,671 17,671 Bequests $ 37,847 37,847 Employee Retention Tax Credit $ 232,276 232,276 $1,082,244 2,005,345 3,087589 Other Revenue Fees, Dues, Sales $ 828,090 828,090 Rental Income $ 50,384 50,384 Fundraising $ 238,052 238,052 Investment Activity $ 427,464 427,464 Miscellaneous $ 4,510 4,510 $ 1,548,500 1,548,500 Net assets released from restriction $ 398,525 (398,525) Total Public Support & Revenue $3,029,269 1,606,820 4,636,089 Expenses Program Services Education & Recreation $ 1,179,637 1,179,637 Social Services $ 147,063 147,063 Transportation $ 166,690 166,690 Food Services $ 878,504 878,504 $ 2,371,894 2,371,894 Support Services Management & General $ 136,891 136,891 Fundraising $ 8,919 8,919 $ 145,758 145,758 Total Expenses $2,517,652 2,517,652 Change in Net Assets $511,617 Net Assets Beginning of Year $ 6,749,321 42,295 6,791,616 Net Assets End of Year $ 7,260,938 1,649,115 8,910,053 Financial Report




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Board of Directors
Jane Donovan Vice President: Mae Gaskins
Joyce Hayes Secretary: Leann Moore
Ju Young Shin Dowling
Scott Martin
Carol Smith
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