Board Messages

Zoom Board Meeting


Everyone is invited!


Wednesday, December 9, 2020


If you would like to join, please email Linda Kaiser at: for more information.

A Message from the Board

Updated 4/24/2020

Wow, What I Took for Granted

5/1/2020 Chronicle

The world as we knew it has changed since the outbreak of the coronavirus. My personal life has changed and it is amazing the things we took for granted that have either changed or temporarily disappeared. The simple things of going to the store, movie, golfing, and meeting friends at the senior center are on hold. Many people are working from home. Kids can’t go to school and play with friends. No sports on TV. Even the shows we watch on TV are ending earlier this year because they canceled filming. Heck, even family gatherings aren’t acceptable. These are all things we took for granted.


Yes, things will come back once this pandemic is over. But with any major situation, all things won’t come back as they were. Probably more people will work from home in the future. Interestingly, I wonder if there will be more online schooling. Will business travel change? I’m sure there will be a better system implemented to monitor world health conditions.


Since I am quarantined and have a lot of time on my hands, I’ve taken this time to write my book on “12 Stepping Stones of Leadership.”

This coincides with the blog site I have on leadership, teamwork, valueship, and health/hope. (

Leadership is like parenting as there really isn’t a manual on it. I believe my 40 years of experience is worth sharing with others.


I am always looking for others to write articles for the site. Your experience is priceless to others. I view experience as the path carved out in the woods. Most people that take a walk in the woods stay on a path. That path was created by the experience of the people that previously hiked. So, if you would like to write an article for the blog site, you can email me at jim@urjustanumber. Everyone has a health/hope story to share with others. Let others know that there is hope for any situation.


Remember, what you might take for granted can help someone that has never experienced what they are going through.


– Jim Zelem (Board President)

Board Message 5/1/2020

How can we improve our Senior Center as a place of interest, fun, learning and caring?

We want the people who enjoy our center and those of the Verona community to be a part of its future.  So, we are inviting you to bring your excitement, enthusiasm and ideas as a member of the Friends of Verona Senior Center Board of Directors!!

For additional information, please feel free to contact the President of the Board at 203-314-6301 or

A Message from the Board

updated 2/16/2020


The Friends of the Verona Senior Center Board has some plans for 2020 to share with you!


In our February 2020 board meeting we will discuss the following:


  • What needs to be done to get a computer and desk/table for it for the patrons of the Senior Center.
  • Develop a plan to raise the necessary funds for a commercial treadmill. It will be in the amount of $5,000.


Presently we have two goals for 2020:


  • Purchase a computer and tablet for patron usage. This will be bought by April 1, 2020.
  • Created a specific fund raiser to raise the necessary funds to purchase a treadmill


We will be providing monthly updates as to how we are doing with our goals and if we add additional goals. If you would like to recommend anything to the board, please feel free to contact any member on the board.


Please Join the Board for Coffee on Wednesday, April 8 at 8:30 AM!


updated 8/20/2019


Seniors—The Board of Directors Needs your Help!


Next Board Meeting is Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9:30 AM 


We want your Senior Center to offer the programs and activities that most interest our members. As a member of the Board of Directors, you are able to share your ideas and suggestions and assist in “making things happen.”


Our Board meetings are once a month from 9:30 to 11:00 am. You would need to give some time to assist with Board functions during the year. We are an active, fun Board and welcome new faces.


If you are interested, please give your name and phone number to the receptionist at the front desk or call the Senior Center at 845-7471 with that information. One of our Board members will call you to answer any questions or concerns you may have.


Please consider joining our Board and contributing to one of the best Senior Centers around!