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October 03, 2017
BENEFITING: SOUTHWEST SIDE SENIORS SERVICE ORGANIZATION
The Garfield Ridge Satellite Senior Center is a recreational senior center on the southwest side of Chicago near Midway airport. The Southwest Side Senior Service Organization has operated a senior center in this neighborhood for 21 years. The senior center provides a safe, comfortable place for seniors aged 60 or better and "Baby Boomers" aged 55-59 to have access to educational activities, exercise, wellness and health programs, the Golden Diners hot lunch program, help with government programs and recreational activities. With the economic times it gets harder and harder to raise the money necessary to run our center and keep it open and available to this age group many of whom are living on Social Security. We serve a wide area of nearby neighborhoods including neighboring suburbs.
Note: There are only two paid employees at the senior center, everybody else who works here is a senior citizen volunteer. It gives them a chance to be a valuable part of the community and really keeps the center going. We couldn't be here without them!