The Dorothy Nolan Senior Center offers numerous programs for senior citizens. The program provides subsidized nutritious meals for seniors. It promotes recreation, information, socialization and interaction for seniors in the community.
Dorothy Nolan was extremely active in her community. She was a teacher with the Florence Middle School and Sacaton Public Schools. Before her retirement, she was a district manager for Field Enterprise Education Corp. She had a life-long interest in youth and served as a Girl Scout leader & Cub Scout Director.
She was an advocate for seniors and served several terms on the Arizona Advisory Council for the Aging. She organized a local group to work on the problems of aging which eventually lead to the White House Conference on Aging.
Dorothy helped to organize the Pinal Council for Senior Citizens and served as their first president. Dorothy served on the Advisory Council for the Central Arizona College adult education. She was a member of the CAC Woman's Barbershop Chorus and her church choir. Mrs. Nolan served as Past Noble Grand of the Rebekah Lodge and Chief Matriarch of the Ladies Encampment Auxiliary. She was a member of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, Pinal County Development Board, Pinal County Historical Society and volunteered on many local charity organizations. She was the mother of two children and had several grandchildren as well. Dorothy will always be remembered for her dedication to seniors. Her memory lives on at the Dorothy Nolan Senior Center!