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Updated Communication from Kathleen Sipio, Executive Director of the Celebration Foundation

The Celebration Foundation has been monitoring the global outbreak of COVID-19, the coronavirus through announcements and updates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and the Florida Department of Health since our communication on March 12th, 2020.  Effective on Sunday, March 15th the CDC recommended that no gatherings with 50 people or more take place for the next eight weeks to slow the coronavirus.  In addition, CROA has announced that all indoor and outdoor facility usage has been closed until April 30th.

As a result of the above directives, the Celebration Foundation’s programs and events are modified as follows:

  • Thriving In Place – All events in March & April will be cancelled.  Our transportation service line will continue to be available to schedule appointments.
  • Celebration Lifelong – Session #3 is postponed and will be rescheduled for a later time.
  • Concert Series – Balsam Range concert scheduled for March 28th will be postponed and if possible, rescheduled. OPO Duke Ellington concert scheduled for April 17th will also be postponed and rescheduled if possible.
  • Signature Event –  “Boots, Bowties & Bling” will also be postponed and rescheduled if possible.

We will continue to communicate periodically with updates on rescheduled events.  As a result of further CDC guidelines, the Celebration Foundation staff will be working remotely with limited in-office access at this time.  We will be available by phone Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm. We encourage you to call or email us, stay connected and ask questions.

As we continue to make decisions with the overall concern for the health and safety of our members, staff, instructors and volunteers, know that we are working together to keep our community connected with the Foundation during this time.  Our sincere gratitude for your patience, understanding and continued support.

Warm regards,

Kathleen Sipio

Executive Director

Celebration Foundation


610 Sycamore Street, Suite 110

Celebration, FL 34747

O:  407-566-1234

M: 407-569-7291

F:  407-566-1264


Program Overview

Thriving In Place, a community village launched in 2015, is based on three key components: volunteer-driven services, socialization opportunities, and vetted providers to help Celebration residents who are 55+, or living with a disability at any age, remain in their own homes leading independent, safe, productive, and enriched lives.

Our Mission

To empower those who are aging or managing a disability to live in their own homes leading healthy, safe, independent, and productive lives.

Program Details 

Membership Benefits

Educational and Cultural Activities

  • Lunch and Learns feature experts on topics such as managing your health, aging in community, home modification, financial planning, and more

Volunteer Helping Hands

  • Basic handyperson/home chore services
  • Errand assistance
  • Companion visits
  • Transportation to destinations within Celebration, Monday through Friday during normal office hours (9 a.m.-5 p.m.)
    (10 round trip transportation requests per month)

Social Events and Recreational Activities

  • Crafts
  • Monthly Birthday BASH!
  • Out of town excursions
  • Weekly lunches
  • Weekly chair yoga and tai chi classes
  • Special social activities (See Events Calendar)

Membership Fees

Individual Membership entitles you to all programs, social activities, and volunteer services offered by Thriving In Place.
The annual fee is $365, equivalent to $1 per day.

Household Membership entitles two people in a household to all programs, social activities, and volunteer services offered by Thriving In Place.
The annual fee is $520, equivalent to $10 per week.

Snowbird Membership entitles you to all programs, social activities, and volunteer services offered by Thriving In Place.
Snowbird members pay $40 per month (individual) or $55 per month (household) only for the months they reside in town. Celebration snowbirds must live in town for a minimum of 4 months to qualify.

Join Thriving In Place

If you’re interested in joining Thriving In Place, click the button below and fill out the form indicating your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.

Membership Interest Form

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