Annual review shows growth, healthy future

posted Feb 27, 2018, 1:50 PM by SASC Admin   [ updated Mar 1, 2018, 9:57 AM ]

The Sebastopol Area Senior Center has published its annual report for fiscal year July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. Our financial standing is improving, we are offering more services, and we have increased membership, according to our annual review.

In the last fiscal year, we had 490 members who received 5,000 units of service (a class/workshop/lunch/etc.). With only half of this fiscal year behind us, we now have 555 members and have had 5,100 units of service.

Thanks to all our members, donors, volunteers, and staff, we are moving ahead to keep this Senior Center relevant and sustainable for our community.

Soon, our Board of Directors will be engaging in a strategic planning project. We are eager to hear from you about what you would like offered at the Senior Center.  Watch for more information about this project.

Finally, as we make our plans for the next few years, we will definitely be including a celebration.  2019 will be our 50th Year Anniversary!  Stay tuned for news about our plans.

Financial Report

Fiscal Year 2016/17  
Income $478,966
Expenses $366,234
Net Operating Income $112,732
Assets (Leaseholder Improvements*) $660,873
Liabilities $11,421
Net Assets $649,452 
Financials show gain

The Sebastopol Area Senior Center has improved in the operating cash reserves over the last year. We can only keep up our gains with the continued support of our community.  We are EXTREMELY GRATEFUL to all who supported us in 2017.

*  The Sebastopol Area Senior Center does not own the building, but the Board raised the funds to remodel the building back in 2002. Therefore the leaseholder improvements are considered an asset. The actual cash to run the center is the Net Operating Income.


Retail (Legacy & Holiday Stores)
$156,498 | 27%

Individual Donations, Memberships
$120,187 | 21%

Government Grants
$101,064 | 17%

Fundraising Events
$94,823 | 16%

Foundation Grants
$78,990 | 14%

Other (Fees Trips, Classes, Workshops)
$28,707 | 5%


Programs & Services
$263,448 | 72%

$72,105 | 20%

$30,681 | 8%

Services Provided


Last year we provided close to 5,000 units of service here at the senior center to nearly 500 individuals. We provided 2,500 rides to 600 riders and through Council on Aging provided 10,500 meals to homebound seniors.

To accomplish this we had nearly 150 volunteers, providing rides, delivering meals, assisting at our Legacy Thrift Store and helping here at the senior center.

Specifically, we provided:


We offered 10 - 12 classes per week to an average of 100 participants. Classes included:

  • AARP Driver Safety: 4 times/year
  • AARP Refresher: 2 times / year
  • Birds Walks
  • Art Journaling
  • Balance
  • Chair Yoga
  • Feldenkrais
  • Pilates
  • Meditation
  • Qigong
  • Senior Walking Group
  • Spanish
  • SRJC Aging Gayfully
  • SRJC Life Stories Writing
  • Tai Chi

With the Council on Aging, an average of 175 – 200 participants per week came to the center for lunch and over 10,000 meals were delivered.


The Council on Aging provided the Senior Social Club for those with early memory loss to about 15 participants 3 times a week.


About 50 seniors per week played games here:

  • Mahjong
  • Poker/Scrabble/Bridge
  • Table tennis

An average total of 45 seniors per week participated in:

  • Independent Writers’ group
  • In The News
  • Men’s Support Group
  • Women’s Support Group

About 25 individuals per month received individual counseling or service:

  • Foot Care
  • HICAP (Assistance with signing up for CA health insurance)
  • Legal Aid

The workshop topics were repeated 3 or 4 times per year. Attendance ranged from 5 – 50.

  • HICAP Medicare Fundamentals
  • Seniors and Cannabis
  • Senior Scam Workshops
  • Self-Acupressure (Jin Shin Do) Workshops


With an average attendance of 25, we offered seven field trips:

  • Grace Hudson Museum
  • Fort Ross for Russian Festival
  • Armstrong Redwoods hike & lunch
  • Whale Watching
  • Sausalito Bay Model tour & lunch at Spinnaker
  • San Francisco Ballet’s The Nutcracker
  • Cherish the Ladies at Green Music Center

Throughout the year we offered activities and events with attendance from 30 – 1,500:

  • Ice Cream Social
  • LGBTQI Dances 4 times/year with 50 in attendance
  • Spring Fling Luncheon & Entertainment (hosted by the Rotary)
  • St. Patrick’s Day Dance Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Driven to Perfection Car Show
  • Aged To Perfection Dinner & Auction
  • Holiday Pot Luck
  • Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Many community organizations used our facilities this last year including:

  • Sober Sisters and kids
  • Gravenstein Gays
  • Stein Group
  • Appleseed Friends
  • Various Rotary committee meetings
  • Homeless Commission meeting
  • Birthday party rental
  • Masonic Church of Christ