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Rochester Senior Center

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Organization: Rochester Senior Center

Sector: 501C-3 Non-Profit

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Sally Gallagher, Executive Director,

Stacie Salo, Executive Assistant,

Julie Gran, Recreation Program Director,

Rochester Senior Center
121 North Broadway
Rochester, MN 55906

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Senior Citizens Services Inc., better known as The Rochester Senior Center, is a non-profit organization that serves the senior citizens of our community and the surrounding area.

The Rochester Senior Center serves as a focal point for the coordination and delivery of services so that older adults in Olmsted County and the surrounding area can remain active, healthy and independent.

In 1961 Senior Citizens Services, Inc. officially organized and began to offer a 5-day/week recreation and services program.

Mission  :    To enrich the lives of older adults

Vision :    Provide opportunities for seniors to age well and be successfully independent


1. We will serve older adults with dignity, empathy, compassion and caring.

2. We will make a difference in the lives of older adults by listening & responding to their current and future needs.

3. We place a high value on service & personal growth for older adults.




The work of this organization may have impacts on the following areas:


Lvl 1: Aging ; Computer Literacy

Lvl 2: Chronic Illness ; Computer Literacy

DMC Impact: Health & Wellness

Community Health Impact area: Mental Health ; Financial Stress/Homelessness ; Diabetes



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  • For the commercial sector, we tend to register startup activities (new companies and new commercial projects) that bring diversification and high-impact opportunities to the area.
  • For the non-profit sector, we wish to shine light on all the organizations and services that otherwise labor under relative obscurity.
  • Our hope is that will encourage cross-sector collaborations and creative solutions.

While there are a number of registries in the community,'s  distinct value is to pilot a database with a data structure and categorizations that answer the questions such as: What organizations or projects/programs in our community that have purported relevance with some of the over-arching focuses put forward by initiatives such as DMC, J2G and Health Improvements?

This database could be used as one of the ways to explore the capacities of the community. If you are someone on an exploratory journey to learn about the greater Rochester community. could be an interesting first step.

The following defines the various project phases:
  1. Available - a product, program or service is in production
  2. Develop - program or application is being developed
  3. Plan - idea is solid, stakeholders are identified, and there is strong commitment to go forward from all parties.
  4. Concept Phase - idea scoped out with enough details to give an early sizing and/or to build a proof of concept
  5. Pre-concept Phase - an early idea or a requirement.
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