More than $4 million raised so far for Coastside Adult Community Center

Press release

By on Wed, December 6, 2006

Cheri Parr
The Coastside Adult Community Center will feature a commercial kitchen and dining rooms, a library, a computer lab, space for dancing, billiards, arts & crafts and other activities.  A new building will expand the Coastside Adult Day Health Center's specialized program for clients with Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia. 

The campaign for the Coastside Adult Community Center in Half Moon Bay has raised more than $4 million toward the $7 million campaign goal. 

The planned 23,000-square-foot Coastside Adult Community Center is a joint project of Senior Coastsiders and the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.  The center will house current and expanded services that the two Half Moon Bay organizations will offer to the area’s growing population of seniors and disabled adults. 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. 

The total cost of the project is $7 million, which will cover construction, furnishings and an endowment for continued maintenance.  The funds that have been committed to date have come from individual donors, local foundations, the Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee, AARP, and other sources.

"We continue to make great progress in our fundraising efforts, and passing the $4 million mark is a wonderful achievement," said Mark Battey, Coastside Adult Community Center capital campaign chair. "There are many exciting giving opportunities associated with the Center, and I invite individuals in our community to look into those."

Major donors to the Coastside Adult Community Center capital campaign may name the building itself, as well as specific parts of the new center, including:

  • Main Entrance Area
  • Multi-Purpose Auditorium
  • Computer Lab
  • Coastside Adult Day Health Care Alzheimer’s Unit
  • Coastside Adult Day Health Care Dining Room

"We are grateful to all donors, whose gifts will play an instrumental role in bringing this state-of-the-art facility to the Coastside to serve our community now and for generations to come," said Janie Bono, executive director of the Coastside Adult Day Health Center.

"Because the proportion of adults aged 60 and older is the fastest growing segment of the Coastside population, building this center is a priority for our community," added Cara Schmaljohn, executive director of Senior Coastsiders, which has been forced to limit its services because of current space restrictions.

Donors may support the Coastside Adult Community Center Capital Campaign by writing checks or making online donations.  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.