Mission Statement

“The mission of the Loose Center, Inc. (the Corporation) is to provide and coordinate responsive programs and services which enhance the dignity, support the independence, and offer stimulating and meaningful opportunities for adults age 50 and older living in the Southern Lakes region.”


History

The Loose (pronounced Low-See) Center is a community-based nonprofit organization that is firmly committed to addressing the needs and interests of the rapidly growing population segment of the Southern Lakes region 50 and over. The Loose Center provides or coordinates responsive programs and services that enhance dignity, support independence, and provide stimulating educational and recreational opportunities. In addition, the Loose Center is a trusted source of information about, and is an advocate for, programs and services that are important to adults age 50-plus.

The Loose Center provides a broad range of high-quality programs and services, within a welcoming atmosphere, at both the Center’s facilities and at other accessible locations throughout the service area. Because the Loose Center is committed to excellence, it subjects itself to national standards for senior center accreditation.

The Loose Center is open to all segments of the population age 50 and over, including the very old, the disabled and those of limited means. Further, the Loose Center serves those who are part of the social support system for adults age 50-plus, such as family caregivers.

The Loose Center is dedicated to working collaboratively with like-minded private, municipal and nonprofit organizations in the funding and efficient delivery of high-quality programs and services for adults age 50-plus in the service area.

Where did the unusual name come from?  The Loose family estate donated the funds to start the Center, so their name was honored in this way.