Coastside Adult Community Center capital campaign passes halfway mark

Press release
posted by Press Release
Mon, July 10, 2006

Recent fundraising efforts benefiting the planned Coastside Adult Community Center in Half Moon Bay have taken the current building campaign past the halfway mark. More than $3.8 million of the $7 million needed to construct the center, a joint project of Senior Coastsiders and the Coastside Adult Day Health Center, has now been committed.

The planned 23,000-square-foot Coastside Adult Community Center will house current and expanded services that the two Half Moon Bay organizations will offer to the area’s growing senior population. The building will be located on 1.4 acres of now vacant land at the corner of Main Street and Arnold Way in Half Moon Bay, adjacent to the Lesley Gardens senior residence.

“This is great news for the Coastside,” said Mark Battey, Coastside Adult Community Center capital campaign chair. “We have received some very generous gifts recently. These have brought us to the 54 percent mark in our campaign, and the momentum is continuing to build.”

“The support of our Coastside community is gratifying, and we are excited to think about how this new building will benefit the growing number of seniors in our service area,” said Cara Schmaljohn, executive director of Senior Coastsiders, which has been forced to limit its services because of current space restrictions.

While the 46 members of the capital campaign committee continue to talk up the project to residents and business people from Pacifica to Pescadero, a recent mailing arrived in mailboxes of Coastside residents.  In other efforts, the capital campaign team has launched a web site (, campaign representatives have made presentations to numerous Coastside groups, and a display about the project has been traveling among Half Moon Bay businesses.

The Coastside Adult Community Center will feature a commercial kitchen and dining rooms to provide hot meals, as well as space for a library, a computer lab, dancing, billiards, arts & crafts and other activities for Senior Coastsiders clients.  A new building will expand the Coastside Adult Day Health Center’s specialized program for clients with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia, while allowing the Center to continue a structured day program of therapeutic activities and substantial health services for frail adults and adults with disabilities.

The Coastside Adult Community Center Capital Campaign is seeking donations from individuals in the community.  Checks should be made out to Senior Coastsiders/ CADHC Building Fund and mailed to 535 Kelly Avenue, Half Moon Bay, California 94019.  Online donations are possible by visiting the campaign web site at For more information, please call Senior Coastsiders at (650) 726-9056 or the Coastside Adult Day Health Center at (650) 726-5067.