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
Arts for Lunch! First we had John Davidson in July, then we had Dennis and Davey and Jonathan Sarty. This month we have Al Shafner with the RevTones and soon Kathy Bennett with Thom Perkins. We are bringing music, storytelling, authors’ book signing and other performers to the congregate dining room for performances over dessert. Bring a friend who hasn’t ever been to the dining room and you both will be entered into a raffle to be drawn at the end of the month for the prize of a gift basket from Maple Valley Farm. This is just one of the new features we have added to the Gibson Center line up.
Soon we will have the Gibson Commons Internet Cafe on the first floor of the house. Jill is moving upstairs to make room for easy chairs and strong WiFi access for those who want free connectivity in a quiet but social setting. We have laptops and Samsung tablets to give to those who need equipment and we have training through the services of Andrea Libby of Libby Computers or Jeff Beavers at the Conway Public Library. Volunteer Nancy Goldenhar is also available for ongoing work on your skills. Learn tips for use of email, Telehealth and Zoom so you never have to lose out of programs, family gatherings or medical portal information that is vital to you.
We are so lucky to have Ray Mitchell, newly retired school bus driver from Weare , NH joining us as a new part-time permanent bus driver, expanding our service on Mondays and Tuesdays to 4:00 PM for better access to more towns and afternoon hours. I could not be more happy to have him be on our staff.
Check out our new signs on the front lawn and main entrance! Thanks to a grant from the Pequawket Foundation, we were able to have Gemini Sign replace our well worn signs. Look for new landscaping as well. We are not just an image – we are humming with new ideas and plans. Come and see.
Marianne Jackson, MD