Statement of Inclusion

At the Durham Center for Senior Life, our mission is to enrich the lives of older adults 55+ by promoting healthy, active, and independent lifestyles. We are driven by a vision of a community where every older adults can thrive, regardless of their background or identity.
Inclusion lies at the heart of the Durham Center for Senior Life. We are dedicated to creating an environment that welcomes and embraces each and every individual, recognizing the rich tapestry of experiences, cultures, and perspectives that make up the DCSL community. We firmly believe that diversity is our strength, and we are committed to fostering a space where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered.
Discrimination has no place within our walls. We stand unwaveringly against any form of prejudice, bias, or inequality. Our commitment to inclusion extends beyond mere words – it’s woven into every facet of our operations, programs, services, and interactions. We are proactive in dismantling barriers that hinder participation, and we continuously seek ways to broaden our reach to older adults who have been historically underserved.
We strive to ensure that all older adults, regardless of their background, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or ability, have equal access to DCSL’s resources, services, and opportunities. By celebrating the diversity within our community, we enrich not only the lives of individuals but also the collective spirit that defines Durham.
At the Durham Center for Senior Life, we are united in our pursuit of a brighter, more inclusive future for our older adults. Join us as we champion the values of respect, empathy, and equality for all.