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Supporters of the Dennis Council on Aging

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About
The Supporters of the Dennis Council on Aging (The Supporters) is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteers who raise funds to exclusively support the many beneficial programs available to Dennis seniors through the Dennis Senior Center.  By sponsoring fund raising events, formulating grant requests and appealing to local businesses and residents, The Supporters contribute to the enrichment of the lives of Dennis seniors.

President               Gary Barber
Treasurer               Chester Stanley (Chuck)
Clerk/Secretary Cynthia Harper (Cindy)
Director                        Richard Powell (Dick)

The Need        
There are hundreds of seniors living in Dennis that have no family support and limited financial resources to help them deal with the complexities and uncertainty of aging.  Few of them have cars or are physically able to use public transportation.  These people – our neighbors – depend on the services provided by the Dennis Council on Aging & Senior Center.

And with no operating budget currently available through the Town of Dennis to finance and promote these services, The Supporters’ primary goal is to provide monies to ensure that these Dennis seniors gain access to the existing transportation, educational and recreational programs now available at the Dennis Senior Center.  

Some Successes
The Dennis Senior Center offers the excellent Golden Age Adult Day Care Program which provides a safe environment where Dennis seniors can temporarily leave their solitary lives and enjoy the company of others.  The Supporters have provided large, raised planters allowing seniors to tend their own gardens; funding for additional transportation services and tickets for local museum trips; covered the $40/day cost for a senior in need; purchased a life-like, robotic cat that serves as a calming influence.  

Fall Fundraiser Party – November 3rd at The Dennis Inn
Have fun while funding a good cause – our Dennis seniors!  In support of the Dennis Senior Center’s programs and services, The Supporters are throwing a Fall Fundraiser Party at The Dennis Inn on November 3rd from 6 – 9:30 pm.  Join The Supporters for hearty snacks, a cash bar and dancing to the popular oldies rock band Crocodile Tears.  Tickets are $30 a person and may be purchased at the Dennis Senior Center.  

Interested in Supporting The Supporters?
Either by donating your time by joining The Supporters’ volunteer board and/or making a tax-deductible contribution, you will be helping Dennis seniors.  

Monetary contributions:  make check payable to “Supporters of the Dennis COA” and send to Supporters of the Dennis COA, PO Box 606, South Dennis, MA 02660.  You’ll receive a donation acknowledgement letter for tax purposes.  

To join The Supporters’ volunteer board, email your interest to Cindy Harper, Secretary/Clerk of The Supporters, at ca.harper@comcast.net.


Special Events:



Supporters of the Dennis Senior Center Present:
Crocodile Tears
Friday, November 3rd at 6:30pm
At the Dennis Inn, 25 Scarsdale Road, Dennis MA 02638
One of Cape Cod's most popular classic oldies rock bands! Join the Supporters for an evening of music that is sure to make you want to get up and dance. There will be refreshments. This is a special fund raising event hosted by the Supporters. Tickets will be available soon with proceeds benefiting the programs and services that the Senior Center provides. For more information call the Dennis Senior Center at 508-385-5067.


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Town of Dennis, Massachusetts
685 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660
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