PRESENTING AT SENIOR CENTERS
Aster is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to empowering and supporting older adults and their families to remain independent and engaged in our community since 1979. We serve thousands of older adults each year through our core programs, including Senior Centers, Meals on Wheels, In-Home Support, and Outreach and Social Services.
As a nonprofit organization, our older adult participants rely on us to be unbiased in our support as we help to mobilize a variety of community resources to augment our own direct services. We view our neutrality as one of our greatest assets. Similarly, we are committed to ensuring that educational presentations, health screenings and similar activities for participants of our Senior Centers are of the highest quality possible from community collaborators with the greatest subject matter expertise.
Criteria for Presentations
Professionals, businesses and organizations who would like to volunteer to present on specific topics of expertise and/or conduct health screenings, workshops, or similar activities are encouraged to complete our Request for Proposals Application. Applications are then reviewed by Aster to determine alignment with current needs. Applicants are notified as to whether or not their proposal and availability aligns with current needs and interests of Senior Center participants.
Aster seeks presentations and activities that engage diverse groups of older adults who attend the Senior Centers. Participants may range in age from 60 to 100+, with a wide range of physical capabilities and interests. We are particularly interested in proposals for health and wellness education and screenings, but welcome applications on technology related education, creative expression, legal and financial planning, hobbies / activities ranging from genealogy to fishing, and more.
We are not seeking presentations about specific businesses. As a non-profit organization, we do not endorse one provider over another to our participants. Marketing or solicitation of business during presentations or activities at our Senior Centers is not permitted. Instead, please refer to our other marketing opportunities via Expos or Senior Center advertising.