Jefferson Center of Sarasota
September 2012

LeadingAge Florida Member Jefferson Center Thank You Celebration- As part of its Older Americans Month Celebration and to commemorate the completion of its window replacement project, Jefferson Center held a celebratory breakfast on May 29. The window project was made possible by Sarasota County and the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity ($138,000 CDBG grant). The new windows are energy efficient and impact resistant, which help ensure the safety of residents from storm damage. The new windows also enhance the appearance of the building. The project also included stairwell windows and an ADA automatic door to the second floor patio, allowing our handicapped and frail elderly easier access to this beautiful space. Residents and staff of Jefferson Center hosted distinguished guests, including the Jefferson Center Board of Trustees, Representative Ray Pilon , Sarasota's Mayor, Suzanne Atwell, and County and City of Sarasota Commissioners. Casey Stoutamire, Director of Housing and Membership, represented LeadingAge Florida.

The celebration consisted of a presentation by Jefferson Center Administrator Dawn Lucido, Jefferson Center residents Edie Reed, Yvette Muir, Josephina Whitman , and James Keeney, a member of the Jefferson Center Board. After the presentations and breakfast with the residents, guests were given a tour of the community to see the new windows and ADA-compliant door first hand. Congratulations to Dawn and Jefferson Center on a job well done!

Dawn Lucido, Administrator of Jefferson Center,
showing guests the new windows installed the building.
Yvette Muir, Resident of Jefferson Center, thanking the Sarasota County Commissioners and the State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, for awarding the grant to Jefferson Center for the installation of the new windows.

Seniors Lead Aid Effort

I am the administrator of Jefferson Center, an affordable senior residence in Sarasota. I was overwhelmed when I came to work on Wednesday and saw that a resident who is the Resident Council president at Jefferson Center, had set up a card table and was collecting for the relief in Haiti. That day $400 was collected to help those less fortunate. Before I could get to work and ask my residents what we could do, they were already doing it. What wonderful residents live at Jefferson Center.

Dawn S. Lucido

Jefferson Center

February, 2011

Dawn S. Lucido, Administrator, Jefferson Center, Inc. is the recipient of a Florida Disaster grant from the Office of Housing & Community Development, City of Sarasota & Sarasota County Government. The grant is earmarked to replace existing windows with hurricane impact resistant windows in residents’ apartments and stairwells. Jefferson Center is a not for profit, senior living residence that provides affordable housing to 220 citizens of Sarasota, FL.

Herald Tribune

December 17, 2010

Dawn S. Lucido, Administrator, Jefferson Center, Inc., is the recipient of a grant from The Community Foundation of Sarasota County from the BOOST Initiative Fund. The grant will provide new IT equipment for the offices and the office computers will be refurbished for the residents creating a computer center for them. Jefferson Center is a not for profit, senior living residence that provides affordable housing to 220 citizens of Sarasota, FL.

Herald Tribune

October, 2010

Marcia Ryan, an employee of the Jefferson Center in Sarasota, has been named Social Service Coordinator of the Year in the State of Florida by the Florida Association of Homes & Services for the Elderly. Jefferson Center provides affordable housing for more than 200 Sarasota citizens, 62 and older.