Winters Senior Foundation

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$2,423 raised by 20 donors

48% complete

$5,000 Goal

Research from the National Council on Aging confirms that older adults who participate in community based senior programs can better manage and delay the onset of chronic disease and experience measurable improvements in their physical and social well-being. Unfortunately, for years, seniors in Winters lacked an organization and a facility that provided opportunities for participation in educational and social gatherings and programs. Then, in 2014, Joe Aguilar and a group of friends formed the Winters Senior Foundation (WSF) as an organization to provide social and educational get togethers for seniors living in Winters and the surrounding areas.   

With the support from the community we have been able to carry out our activities for seniors during the year. The WSF held community meetings discussing fall prevention, driver safety for seniors, ate a little ice cream while listening to wonderful local musicians, held amateur art classes, conducted weekly chair yoga classes, held weekly social get togethers, and made excursions to lunch spots in the area. The WSF once again managed it's Santa Bags For Seniors program, a program which reaches out to those seniors in Winters who do not have family support and who need a helping hand from time to time.




The Winters Senior Foundation is a local non-profit, all volunteer, community-based organization representing and advocating for the senior population in the City of Winters and surrounding areas.


Develop new small specific focused classes and strengthen those which we have started. We have begun a weekly chair yoga program lead by a certified instructor, the program continues to grow, a class enjoyed by many. We conduct quarterly art classes lead by a well-qualified artist., and we will continue to expand this program.

During the 2023 Christmas Holiday the WSF conducted it's yearly Santa Bag program. This successful program serves those less fortunate who do not have family support. Each recipient receives an array of household essentials such as paper products, soaps, household cleaning items, and a few surprises. This all volunteer effort purchased and delivered Santa Bags to 65 individuals and households in Winters in 2023. The need is much higher but our available funds could only stretch so far. From our research we could have delivered to 120 people in 2023. We ask for your support to meet this growing need. Please assist us by making a donation.

In 2023 we restarted monthly senior community gatherings where we have had speakers on all manner of topics, ranging from fall prevention, senior driver safety and speakers from the local police and fire departments. Held an ice cream social and listened to wonderful local musicians , and ended the year with a formal holiday luncheon. With generous donations from the community, the WSF is able to cover a large percentage of the cost for such events.

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Organization name

Winters Senior Foundation

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Mission Category

Community Improvement, Capacity Building

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Funding: Program, Funding: Other, Board Members

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P.O. Box 392
Winters, CA 95694

Service areas

Winters, CA, US, 95694