Strategic Plan


The mission of the Wadsworth Older Adults Foundation is to be proactive in providing supplemental support to the programs and services affiliated with the Soprema Senior Center.




The Foundation will enhance and promote programs and services to meet the needs of the senior population.

  • Develop and implement needs assessment to ascertain direction
  • Evaluate new sources to promote programs/services
    • Blue Tip Festival/Parade
    • Community Events
    • Positive Times Publication
  • Expand use of electronic media and communication
  • Improve events, programs, activities, and sponsorship
  • Evaluate and recommend changes to pre-event publicity
  • Unify branding and populate in all communications
  • Integrate public relations committee with event coordinators

The Foundation will increase board membership and develop a plan to increase the contribution and active involvement of board members in the Foundations’ mission.

  • Identify needs and skill sets in prospective board members
  • Develop list of potential board members
  • Implement the use application process for selection
  • Develop a process to evaluate the “fit” of board member
  • Develop orientation packet/written material for new and prospective board members

The Foundation will expand partnerships and collaborative relationships to enhance services to seniors.

  • Identify potential partners and collaborative opportunities
  • Profile and evaluate existing partners
  • Conduct face-to-face meetings with potential partners to propose/discuss collaboration ideas

The Foundation will raise $10,000 in 2012 and increase that amount by 5% annually for the next three years to support the mission of the Foundation.

  • Expand/promote memorial contribution programs
  • Develop a program for major donors
  • Evaluate investment vs. return on fundraising programs

The Foundation will develop and implement a plan to promote the assets and use of the new facility by Fall 2013.

  • Identify facility assets and uses pertinent to seniors
  • Develop/schedule an open house for tours/grand opening
  • Work collaboratively with steering committee to supplement promotion of facility
  • Create communication plan for target audience
  • Host cable TV series to promote assets/use