Mission and Vision
OUR MISSION: ENRICHING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF OLDER ADULTS THROUGH A SYSTEM OF PROGRAMS GUIDING US TO LIVE WELL AS WE AGE.
A Short History of Our Organization:
In 1983, representatives from each of the churches in town helped establish a nutrition program to serve the needs of local senior citizens. The Benedictine Sisters were the first to offer kitchen and dining room space. The founding of the Boerne Area Nutrition Project followed with volunteer support from other churches. The program was a community success! It was given the name Rainbow Senior Center.
By 1987, the Rainbow Senior Center was thriving and needed more room. The Boerne Community Center extended the option to be a permanent tenant in their building. Through numerous gifts and donations from local businesses and clubs, the Rainbow Senior Center was able to equip the kitchen which operated each day the Community Center was open. Soon, the challenge to find a larger space arose again and it was back to the Benedictine Sisters who offered their gym as the solution.
In 2000, through donations by Martha Lattimore, St. Peter's Church and the Kronkosky Foundation, a new building was completed on San Antonio Road. After a short time, we had outgrown our space yet again! The Kronkosky Foundation selected our new building to be their signature project for Kendall County and they seeded the project with $4.5 million toward the capital campaign. The final $1.5 million donation was a personal donation from Mr. T. Boone Pickens which allowed us to finish the project.
In 2010, Kronkosky Place was dedicated to the citizens of Kendall County to continue the legacy of the Rainbow Senior Center as it transitioned into expanding new services and programs for older adults.
In 2022, The Rainbow Senior Center and Kronkosky Place has transitioned again with a new name, The Center, to better encompass the variety of existing programs which span the social, health and lifestyle needs to ensure older adults stay active and engaged. From an active retiree looking to fill their newfound leisure time through supporting a homebound neighbor relying on a daily wellness check and delivery of a hot meal, The Center promotes opportunities to live longer and healthier lives.
The Center encompasses a variety of existing programs spanning the social, health and lifestyle needs of older adults to ensure they stay active and engaged. See a short summary below and thecenterboerne.org website for more detailed information.
We depend upon our volunteers in a BIG way! Our volunteers provide, lead, and orchestrate every activity or program that we offer. Whether you are an individual, group, partner organization or business, your time and talent is a welcome resource.
Located at 17 Old San Antonio Road in Boerne, Kronkosky Place is the epicenter of Boerne for adults to engage in their earned leisure time.
> Enjoy the camaraderie of friendship over a nutritious meal prepared by our Chef.
> Expand your hobbies with arts and culture, recreational activities and your favorite pastimes.
> Join up with friends to experience restaurants, travel, and social opportunities.
> Get moving with fitness classes and maintain your health with targeted wellness screenings.
> Build your physical, mental, and economic wellbeing thru support groups, interactive classes, resources.
MEALS ON WHEELS
Meals on Wheels Kendall County delivers frequent in-home visits that provide unique opportunities to meet nutritional needs, combat social isolation, address safety hazards, and provide holistic care.
Transportation through The Center provides door-to-door personal transportation services in Boerne to and from KPlace, doctors’ appointments, grocery shopping, or other errands in our community.
MEDICAL LOAN CLOSET
The Medical Loan Closet provides access for all individuals in the community to used and new durable medical equipment for short term or long term needs.
The Thrift Shop serves as a purpose driven effort building value for its volunteers, shoppers, visitors, and benefitting The Center and its programs through funds raised.
KRONKOSKY PLACE EVENTS AND CATERING
KPlace Events & Catering provides personal service and customized event spaces while investing in the local community and giving back to the programs of The Center.