Auburn Senior Center

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$792 raised by 5 donors

5% complete

$15,000 Goal

The Auburn Senior Center has been a valuable asset in the community for over 40 years. In Placer County, more than 60% of the population is 50 years or older.

With more than 300 members, we provide affordable and accessible programs utilizing program fees, travel and tour operations, and donations through direct contributions and fundraisers. We do not receive tax money.

We enrich members' quality of life while supporting their independence and vitality by providing social and physical activities, while promoting healthy, successful aging.

Even with our tremendous success we still count on additional investment from the community. Please donate today!


Our mission is to honor the dignity of seniors by enriching their quality of life while supporting their independence and vitality. We promote their participation in all aspects of community life by providing opportunities for socialization, recreation, education, information, health and fitness.

We provide seniors over 50 with opportunities for socializing, activities, classes, and special events to remain active and independent.


The Auburn Senior Center (founded in 1980) has faced seemingly insurmountable challenges in recent years.

That hasn’t slowed the determination of their staff and Center Director, Monica Sherman to continue to provide quality services to the growing number of seniors in the Auburn area.

After losing their home at the Dewitt Center where they had resided for many years, the Senior Center eventually found new premises at 11960 Heritage Oak Place in Auburn. No longer subsidized, this move came at a considerable cost with rent increasing from a few dollars to $48,000 a year for premises with a much lower capacity.

Grants are not an option as, although they provide important services to the health and welfare of our older residents, the Center does not feed and house

seniors. At present, they are not supported by the County and do not receive government assistance.

The Auburn Senior Center is working hard to re-build their membership and raise funds to cover overhead and operating costs.

To remain the relevant and vibrant community organization they’ve been for over forty years, it’s imperative the Senior Center continues to provide affordable membership fees and classes for retirees with fixed incomes. Membership is $25 a year, per person, and only $40 for couples. The cost of classes and workshops are also kept low at $5.00 to $8.00. These range from art, cooking, aerobics and line

dancing to disaster preparedness, computer skills, avoiding ID theft and more.

Well-attended fundraising events such as the Taste of the Foothills, and Big Day of Giving cover many operating costs – but not their massive increase in rent.

Without the support of the greater Auburn area community, the Center is projected to close in just two years. Their SAVE OUR SENIOR CENTER CAMPAIGN asks businesses and residents to help keep the Center open by either making a one time donation thru BDOG or going to their website and enrolling in their Sponsorship program. The Center is campaigning for ongoing monthly donations to fund their rent of $4,000 per month in order to keep the doors open for the future. There are varying levels of tax-deductible sponsorships. For more information on how to help, contact Monica Sherman at (530) 823-8172.

Organization Data


Organization name

Auburn Senior Center

other names

ASC, Volunteers for the Multipurpose Senior Center

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Recreation & Sports

Operating Budget

$50,001 - $100,000

Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Space: Office or Other, Funding: Program, Technology, Volunteers

Demographics Served


BIPOC Leadership

Executive Director/CEO

Local Counties Served



11960 Heritage Oaks Place Suite 15
Auburn, CA 95603

Service areas

Auburn, CA, US

Placer, CA, US

Nevada, CA, US

El Dorado, CA, US



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