The Friends of Dennis Senior Citizens, Inc. was founded in 1979 as a private, nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Our founding mothers and fathers believed individual citizens could make a difference in the lives of seniors. Almost forty years ago, we asked neighbors, friends and local businesses to help us build a senior center with private money. We held fundraisers, clam bakes, tag sales and knocked on doors for donations as small as five dollars.
Our mission is to be actively concerned about the general welfare and quality of life of senior citizens in the Town of Dennis and to donate to those organizations which are like-minded in caring for seniors.
Today, in the senior center we built and gave to the Town of Dennis in 1984, we continue to raise funds privately with a volunteer Board. Whether it’s our Christmas Giving program, Daffodil Day, Jazz in June or the financial assistance we give to individuals—paying for a computer class, a dental bill or tracking device for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, we are here as caring friends to our seniors.
Our Planned Giving includes annual grants to Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod, Hope Health Hospice & Palliative Care, Sight Loss of Cape Cod, Visiting Nurse Association, Compass Adult Day Health Center, the Dennis Council on Aging and Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands. Please click below for a full guide to how we help meet the needs of seniors in our shared community.