Foundation: “A nongovernmental, non-profit organization, with assets provided by donors and managed by its own officials and with income expended for socially useful purposes.”
- The Encyclopedia Britannica.
When the Seniors Foundation was formed in 1981, its purpose was to provide financial support for Aging Partners Senior Centers, which were located throughout the city of Lincoln and Lancaster County. Since then, the Foundation has to its credit an impressive legacy of successful projects. All were made possible by the generosity of donors, like you, and other funding sources. Included are the Northeast Senior Center, the Lincoln Downtown Senior Center and the purchase of the old Clayton House Hotel that was converted to low-income housing for the elderly in downtown Lincoln.
Over the years, the Foundation’s purpose has broadened to encompass all forms of quality of life enhancements for seniors in Lincoln and Lancaster County, Nebraska. Since the last building campaign in 1994, the Foundation has raised funds to purchase transportation vans, community use computers and exercise equipment—among other projects. Its goal is to enrich the lives of seniors through programs, services and senior centers in Lincoln/Lancaster County. In 2000, the Foundation was renamed to Seniors Foundation to encompass all Aging Partners programs and services.
In the summer of 2011, Seniors Foundation was awarded the opportunity to develop the Veterans Hospital site, 600 S 70th Street, Lincoln, NE. Our vision celebrates the beauty and integrity of this historic site. We look forward to bringing new vibrancy to the campus and surrounding commercial areas. Preliminary plans focus on a "one campus" concept combining Aging Partners and Veteran services including programs, social gatherings, medical services and housing opportunities.