The Sheridan Senior Center was one of a handful of area non-profit organizations that presented at Wednesday's budget work session for the Sheridan City Council. Additional non-profits continued the work that began Tuesday, as representatives detailed how optional one-cent funding had been utilized during the past fiscal year and what they have planned if funding is granted once again.
In the case of the Senior Center, director of development Rindy West says they serve more than 500 individuals in the community each day in a variety of capacities, from on-site and home-delivered meals to providing transportation for residents of all ages.
West says based on results of a recent study examining expected demographics by the year 2015, the influx of baby boomers reaching retirement age will significantly increase the need for expanded service in Sheridan.
She says that means the Senior Center will need to provide nearly 24,000 more meals and 12,000 more bus rides by 2015. West says they have designed a strategic initiative to address the unique needs that must be met by the range of generations the center currently serves.
We'll have more from other one-cent fund recipients later in the week.