The Gibson Center
Proudly Serving Senior Citizens
The Gibson Center for Senior Services is a non-profit corporation providing services to senior citizens of Northern Carroll County since 1979. Our goal is to enable seniors to remain in their homes, while maintaining a high level of independence and quality of life through the offering of an evolving array of programs and services. Our programs are designed to serve the needs of these active and passive senior residents through nutrition programs (home delivery, congregate meals and nutrition education), transportation programs for the elderly and disabled to help meet their daily living needs, social and educational programs to enable them to stay actively involved in their communities with purpose and dignity, and referral and networking programs with related community service agencies.
From The Director's Desk
What a difference it makes to be open again! I hope everyone reading this takes time to examine the schedule, read about the upcoming events, trips and offerings. It is a time of reunion and rejoice as we have our true friends and neighbors back in the dining and activity rooms and on excursions. If you have any doubts about it – find a copy of the Sunday August 22, 2021 Union Leader and read in Silver Linings the great tribute from Glenna Tibbetts and Dick Cooke about Jill, our trips and the importance of the Gibson Center.
Though many people wait until New Years to set new resolutions, I believe September 1st is a great time to get a jump on it. Many people have been less active and are finding their strength, balance and energy are not what they were 18 months ago. Exercise classes at the Center are the place to regain the levels that might have been lost. Lots of people also got out of the habit of joining in, signing up, getting out. We have programs and trips that bring us back out of our holes. If you have become complacent or shy, this is the time while there is light and color and warmth to come out to play. Or volunteer! We have new and old ways for you to offer your talents at the Gibson Center, whether that’s assisting in a class, serving in the dining room or helping with phone calls and clerical work. We will soon be offering training for individuals to visit with homebound elders who need a bit of companionship. Being involved is good for our souls. Join in and invite a friend or two to come along.
Marianne Jackson, MD