Joslyn Center Welcomes New Executive Director

The Joslyn (Senior) Center proudly announces the appointment of Jack Newby as its new Executive Director. He brings a wealth of experience with nonprofit organizations and championing senior issues.

Jack has over 15 years of diversified and successful experience in non-profit management from the LGBT Center and AIDS Project Long Beach to the last seven years with the Mizell Senior Center in Palm Springs where he most recently served as the Director of Marketing and Development. Jack has a broad range of experience in fund development, grant writing, public policy, public relations and organizational development experience. He holds a Masters degree in Organizational management and a Juris Doctorate. In addition, Jack serves as a Director on the Desert Communities Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Jack is welcomed by Joslyn Center’s 2017-2018 Board Officers:

Aurora Wilson, President; Ed Walsh, Vice President; Barry Kaufman, Treasurer; Mary Gilstrap, Secretary; and Board Members Berrylynn Freeby, Beverly Fitzgerald, Eileen Packer, Berit Reistad, Anna Rodriguez, and Karen Wendt, along with the Joslyn Staff.


College of the Desert Arts & Sciences Department and The Joslyn Center are proud to work together to bring voices of the boomer generation to share stories that always end with a value, piece of wisdom or truth.  The stories are organized by thematic episodes with such topics as Love, Adventures, Baseball, Presidents, Music and We.  Listeners will get anywhere from 5-8 pieces of valuable wisdom from each half-hour episode and enjoy great storytelling from members of our Coachella Valley Community.  

To participate in the show you will need to sign a form giving permission for your voice and original story to be used on the show, which will air on the radio and will be podcasted online (which you can share with your friends and family).  We suggest writing out your story before the recording sessions and reading it aloud a few times to practice.  Then, when you start your recording session, just tell the story as you remember it without reading it from your notes.  Make sure it ends with a tying together of the story or a piece of wisdom, value or truth the listener will takeaway from listening to the story.  Stories should take 3-5 minutes to tell.  Interested?  Please call and talk to Kristine Gula at 760-340-3220, Ext. 105 for more information.  

Below is the list of episode themes.  You can tell up to 3 stories so pick one, two or three themes and prepare to share your stories!

Roots & Truth 1 Season 01:

01: Love Stories- Lessons, advice, best moments, first kiss, first love

02: Baseball- First game, playing, funny moments, major league moments

03: We- Unity, coming together, group moments, society movements

04: Presidents- Memories of our leaders, advice, lessons, current, past

05: Adventure- Where did you go you will never forget, first trip, family trips

06: Money- First paying job, first thing you bought with first pay check

07: Senses- Memories of heightened senses, tastes, sights, smells, sounds

08: Music- Favorite music, now, what is good, great, spectacular sounding

09: Art- How art has impacted you, changed you, art history, making art

10: Nature- Stories or moments with nature, bigger than us

11: Family- Stories of times with loved ones, lessons, insight, advice

12: Now- Advice for the now, present time

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Cool Center Movie Thursday!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Free Admission, Free Popcorn, and Free Beverage!  Check the activity calendar for movie of the week title and description.  

Bring a friend or two and enjoy the cool air, enjoyable treats and fun times at the Arthur Newman Theatre.