The Senior Center Foundation

About the Senior Center Foundation
The Senior Center Foundation was formed in 2014 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization solely to provide financial support for the programs and services of the Senior Center, Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. In collaboration with the Senior Center staff and the Councils on Aging of the three supporting towns of Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne, the Foundation works to help achieve the mission of the Senior Center which is “to enrich the lives of residents in the communities served by the Center as they age by designing networks, identifying and meeting their needs and interests, and providing services and programs in welcoming, respectful and safe environments.”

Our Work
The Foundation exists to raise additional financial support for the Senior Center. As mentioned elsewhere on this web site, the Senior Center is largely supported by the money allotted by the three participating towns - Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne Falls. The Foundation provides annual funds to supplement these tax-supported municipal funds. We get these funds through our fund-raising activities.
In the past, our fund raising activities were done to support existing Senior Center programs, for example, foot care, reflexology, entertainment, and equipment replacement. In 2017, however, the Senior Center Foundation began the groundwork for undertaking a Capital Campaign to raise money for the Senior Center Expansion Project. The Expansion Project is described more fully here.
This groundwork will come to fruition in 2020 when our fundraising efforts enter into a more visible phase. We are charged with raising funds to enable the dream of an expanded Senior Center. We are excited about this challenge and look forward to partnering with the communities of Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne to realize the dream of an expanded Senior Center and all that will mean for the elders of our Towns.

Make a secure, online contribution now:

Or mail a check to:
Senior Center Foundation, Inc.,
P.O. Box 464,
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370

Gifts to the Senior Center Foundation, Inc. through Estate Planning
There are many reasons to engage in estate planning, including ensuring that organizations you support now continue to receive your support later. This can be ensured through estate planning.
Estate planning is not just for the wealthy or for those trying to minimize estate taxes. It is also a wonderful way to continue your support for an organization in which you believe and to leave a legacy.
For further information on ways to support the Foundation through estate planning please click here to download our brochure or contact Senior Center Foundation President Margaret Payne at (413) 834-2211.

Our Board
The Foundation is made up of volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors:
  • Margaret G. Payne, President
  • Renee Y. Rastorfer, Vice President
  • Marion J. Taylor, Past President and Secretary
  • Lowell Laporte, Jr. , Treasurer
  • Michael McCusker
  • Sylvia Orcutt
  • Trish Perlman
  • Peter Otten
  • Amanda Joao, Director of the Senior Center, Ex-officio
Thank you for your interest in the Senior Center Foundation!
Calendar of Events
Foot Care Clinic
Mon, Apr 12, 2021, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Posted to: General Events
Tai Chi via Zoom
Mon, Apr 12, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Posted to: General Events
Buckland Library Book Delivery
Tue, Apr 13, 2021, All Day
Posted to: General Events