Town of Frisco – Friend of the Seniors
The Summit County Senior Citizens, Inc. 501©3 and the Summit County Government have become great partners with the Town of Frisco and, in particular, Vanessa Agee.
Over the past year, they have helped us by advertising our events (such as the 50+ Winter Games and our Rummage Sale) in the Town of Frisco Magazine and their banner that hangs over the entrance to Main street for all to see when coming into town. We are featured at the Information Center with our newsletter. And besides helping at our great fundraisers, they also provide us with the opportunity to make a profit with the Margarita Sales at the Frisco Barbeque (in June) and at the 4th of July events. They even keep us stocked up on ice and they have developed a hike for the Senior Group. They allow us to use the Nordic Center for no charge for the 50+ Winter Games. And they donate to our silent auctions with free passes to the Nordic Center and Pontoon Boat rides.
They have also hosted the Pink Party in our building for the last two years. This is the event the day before the Snowshoe event that raises money for Breast Cancer.
We at the Senior Center hope to continue and expand this partnership with the Town of Frisco.
Sandy Bainbridge – Senior of the Year
Sandy has lived in Frisco full time since November 2009 and retired in January 2012 from a corporate job as a global sales executive with 28+ years in the training and development business. She is dedicated to spending the last 1/3 of her life only doing fun, part time jobs and volunteer work in her areas of passion. She is currently the President of Summit County Senior Citizens, Inc. 501©3 (SCSC). She is very involved with Senior Health Care issues, adult memory care and caregiver respite services. She is a member of the Alzheimer’s speakers’ bureau and speaks here at the senior center on a regular basis. She has been the facilitator of the Care Giver and Memory Loss Support Group. As a board member, her goal has been to get processes and procedures in writing so that we have details to pass to new volunteers and new board members. She likes to engage new members in replacing our dedicated volunteers that have given years and years of service to our various events and fund raising efforts. In her four years on the Board, she has organized SCSC Open Houses, started the Faith Leaders Group and has been responsible for the recruitment of other Board Members. She has a great time working on the 50+ Winter Games as Publicity Chair and has really cemented our marketing relationship with the Town of Frisco.