BANDERA COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING INC

aka Silver Sage Community Center   |   Bandera, TX   |  www.silversage.org

Mission

Enriching the Lives of Seniors

Ruling year info

1984

Co-Executive Director

Ms. Pam Thatcher

Co-Executive Director

Mr. Art Crawford

Main address

P.O. Box 1416 803 Buck Creek Drive

Bandera, TX 78003 USA

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EIN

74-2309449

NTEE code info

Meals on Wheels (K36)

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Thrift Shops (P29)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Silver Sage continues to impact Bandera County by addressing food insecurity for not only seniors but those in need no matter their circumstances. Affordable senior housing is the next problem Silver Sage is working to not only address, but change! Tiny houses are in the near future for qualifying seniors.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Meals On Wheels

Meals On Wheels provides a hot, nutritionally-balanced and tasteful meal 5 days a week to those persons unable to shop and cook for themselves.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The continuation and the "need" for the Meals on Wheels program is ever increasing. We feel this is the very "heart and soul" of our service to not only the Bandera community, but all of Bandera County as well. Home-delivered meals make it possible for clients to not only remain in their homes longer, but also helps them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence. The quality of life for the seniors and those with disabilities is also enhanced through participation in the other programs we offer. Those include: in-house congregate dining; yoga, and other less strenuous form of exercise; socializing through not only bridge or dominoes, but musical events like our Cowboy Capital Opry and LEVIN concerts.
The number one goal we strive to achieve is to make every citizen of Bandera County aware that we can be a resource for them when they need support. We want to continually assist them in meeting essential needs and enhance their quality of life.

With the Board of Directors "new" strategic plan soon to be implemented, it will give the organization direction as to what is needed to move forward in order to continue and broaden our service(s) for the county's seniors. The "reorganization" of the executive positions will also create more public awareness to our needs.

With the continued support of Foundations, the public, staff, and volunteers, there will be "no stopping us"!

We feel we have made a very worthwhile contribution towards feeding the seniors that are feeling the pressures of hunger insecurity. But, we feel we have just hit the "tip of the iceberg" concerning the extent of the problem.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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BANDERA COUNTY COMMITTEE ON AGING INC

Board of directors
as of 10/13/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Lisa Tucker

No Affiliation

Term: 2018 - 2022

Vickie DeWolf

No Affiliation

Lisa Tucker

No Affiliation

Noel Smith

No Affiliation

Laura Devenport

No Affiliation

Michele Markey

No Affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/13/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/27/2020

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.