Fresh approach for Copper City Community Connection as it ‘re-images aging’


Ava Dorfman Senior Center officially became Copper City Community Connection where Life Is Better with Friends during a ceremony held Wednesday, Jan. 30.

The Organization is re-imaging aging — it does not want to be perceived as a place with rocking chairs lined up in front of the TV, said Executive Director Susan Streeter.

“Senior enters often have a negative connotation as old and tired places Copper City Community Connection hopes to change that perception and to be viewed as a fun active vibrant community of friends living life to its fullest,” Streeter said.

“The manner in which baby boomers perceive aging is different than previous generation. Copper City Community Connection is all about RE-Image Aging,” she added.

Copper City Community Connection is a fresh approach for today’s more active senior in leading a more inclusive energetic community life. It will help seniors to maintain independent vibrant lives connecting adults to resources and programs to enhance both social and physical health.

The organization will continue to offer its calendar of events and activities, but in addition will be adding to its offerings to reach a broader community audience. The organization will continue to be responsive to its current clientele while embracing new groups with new interests.

As a community resource Copper City Community Connection will continue to educate its members about the things that worry them most: money, health, loss of independence and loneliness. The center invites community members to come learn something new and grow friendships. Copper City Community Connection will also be a source of peace of mind for adult children, knowing there is a community resource tailored to mom and dad’s goal of maintaining an independent lifestyle. 

“Just as its founder, Ava Dorfman did some 60 years ago, Copper City Community Connection looks forward to meet the needs and desires for all aging citizens,” said Streeter.

“It does not want to lose sight of Ava’s contributions recognizing her important role in the history of the organization. Just as Ava was a forward thinker, Copper City Community Connection wants to carry on moving the organization forward,”she said.


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