Our Mission is to enhance quality of life for people of the greater Sedona community through our award winning food programs, outstanding exercise and educational activities, compassionate supportive services, and by providing a venue for meetings, social, and cultural events.
The Sedona Community Center is a nonprofit organization, 501(c)(3) as ruled by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Arizona. For over 30 years we have provided fantastic programs and critical services to residents of Sedona and the greater Sedona area.
Our kitchen has won the prestigious Golden Plate Award 8 years in a row. This award is presented by Yavapai County Community Health Services in cooperation with the Yavapai County Food Safety Industry Council and the University of Arizona.
We have over 85 dedicated and caring volunteers who help us with our meals programs, fundraising activities, mailings, TeleCare program and events.
What We Do:
Meals on Wheels: Meals are delivered in Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek Monday through Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. In addition to the Friday meal, all clients are eligible for an optional bag of breakfast foods delivered to assist with nutrition over the weekend. Companion pet food may also be available for those clients who qualify. Meals on Wheels is neither a charity nor a welfare program but a way to assist those who are unable to shop and/or cook for themselves. Meals are paid by donations, fundraising, government funding, and client contributions. Income does not determine eligibility and referrals are not required for service.
Community Lunch: We invite all members of the community to join us in our dining room for a delicious hot meal. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere, meet and make new friends. Lunch is served promptly at noon, Monday through Friday. A suggested contribution of $5.00 is appreciated. All ages are welcome.
TeleCare: Clients receive a phone call 365 days a year from our dedicated volunteers for socialization, well-check, or as a reminder to take medications. This program is especially beneficial for those who are isolated or do not have a good support system in place.
Grief Support: Life After Loss is sponsored by the Sedona Community Center and Hospice Compassus. Meetings are held once a week in a quiet private setting at the Center.
Educational and Fitness Programs: A wide range of fitness classes are offered as well as art classes. Programs may vary throughout the year. Please see the Classes and Gatherings tab above for a current description and schedule.
Facility Rental and On-Site Catering: We have two great rooms as well as an outdoor patio,rotunda and barbecue pit available for your meeting or special occasion. Our award winning kitchen will work with you to create the perfect menu for your event.
Our Staff and Board of Directors:
Our Board of Directors
Al Comello – President
Piya Jacob – Vice-President
Mary Ann Thomas – Treasurer
Brenda Redel – Executive Director
Brenda Leza – Director of Operations
Peggy Rivera – Head Chef / Kitchen Manager
Linda Gray- Administrative Assistant
Donna Newcomb – Meals On Wheels Coordinator
Peggy Denton – Receptionist
Ron Kamlin – Prep Cook
Victoria Curio – Prep Cook
Thomas Hague – Facilities
In 1984 the local Kachina Retired Teachers Association created and had incorporated the Adult Community Center of Sedona. The Mission Statement was adopted in 1990 and read as follows:
“Presently in Sedona there is no single facility to meet the needs and requirements of the entire adult community and to serve as a center for adult activities. There is no one facility which typifies a community center for the residents of Sedona. Not to detract from activities now presented for the adult population of Sedona but to create an inter-generational exchange of ideas, energies and viewpoints… this is the scope and vision of the Adult Community Center of Sedona, Inc.”
In 1984 Margaret Flynn and a friend started the Meals on Wheels program out of their homes providing a much needed service to the local community. This project soon grew to such proportions that they could no longer prepare the meals in their homes even with the donations provided by local stores such as Bashas and Webers. Kachina Point was contacted and agreed to provide meals which they transported to the old “Yellow Front/Checker Auto” strip mall where they chained a large cooler to the light pole in front of the Flicker Shack and dropped the meals there. The volunteer drivers then picked up the meals and distributed them. In 1985 the Meals on Wheels program was adopted and still resides with us at the Center.
The Harmony Hills Recreational Corp, Inc created by the Harmony Hills property owners in West Sedona, transferred by Gift Deed property to the Adult Community Center, Inc. in May of 1986.
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