The mission of the Cathedral Center is to improve the quality of life for seniors 55+ living in Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage and throughout the Coachella Valley. The purpose of the Center is to assist all seniors, from the active to the homebound, by providing services that channel energy, relieve suffering and protect their health, happiness and well-being.
The Center offers 45 monthly programs, activities and services which include social, recreational, educational and health-related programs to over 600 members and many others who are directly involved with the Center from the community at large.
Our senior program is staffed by a group of dedicated people who strive to provide a myriad of programs to benefit seniors. Seniors have an opportunity to associate with people their own age, and acquire new friends. Activities include art classes, bingo, various crafts, card games such as bridge, bunco, mahjong, exercise classes, dance classes, computer classes, health related lectures and other activities.
Our trained Bi-lingual Outreach Coordinator assists with health care referrals, food stamps, Medicaid and Medicare, low income housing referrals, assisted living referrals, care giver referrals, home weatherization, utility rebate information and issues faced by senior renters and homeowners. There are also legal aid referrals with a local attorney.
We are very proud of our Mobile Pantry Program which provides food and support to low-income seniors. The project goal emphasizes treating the seniors with dignity and respect while providing an efficient and low cost way to get food to them in Rancho Mirage and Cathedral Center. Our partners in this program are F.I.N.D. (Food In Need of Distribution), Trader Joes, the Cities of Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. Through the Meals on Wheels Program we also provide a healthy lunch five days per week to our members.
As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, it would not be possible to operate the Center without the support of our individual donors, municipal and foundation grants, special events, endowments, Business Partners and our dedicated volunteers. Their generosity allows the Cathedral Center to continue, to expand programs, and to develop specialized activities for the needs of the community.