Senior program seeks funds for Joslyn patio project

The Claremont Senior Program is seeking donations for a patio project at the Joslyn Center, the city said in a press release. 

The Friends of the Claremont Senior Foundation and the city’s Committee on Aging are raising $50,000 to transform an unused area of the senior center to a space used for social gatherings, an outdoor classroom and casual enjoyment. The space will have ample shade, colorful furniture, beautiful landscaping and string lighting for evening activities, the city said.

Some of these amenities will also be added to the Blaisdell Community Center as well. Both centers have limited facility space and lack the modern amenities required to keep up with increasing program demands, the city said.

There is $25,000 in matching funds has already been pledged for the campaign, according to the city, and Claremont is also replacing the Joslyn Center patio pergola in anticipation for the project. The Rotary Club of Claremont has also pledged $10,000 in support of the project and will play a vital role in the development and installation of these improvements.

Still, a large portion remains unfunded and the city is reaching out to the community for help. The Friends of the Claremont Senior Foundation is asking for tax-deductible donations to support the patio expansion project.

Contributions can be sent to the Claremont Senior Foundation, Inc. 660 north Mountain Avenue, Claremont CA 91711.

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