Director’s Report - July 13, 2023
Each month Director Juli Moreno presents a report to the Board of Directors highlighting the previous month’s activities.
Senior Center Board of Directors Meeting
July 13, 2023
Administration: Juli Moreno
- New staff computers installed, Dells. Minimal to no issues with installment.
- The chairs returned from MassCorps, all four re-upholstered, look great!
- Awning coming in a month or so, King Awning creating and installing. Cobalt Blue, gable style, very nice.
- Successful event with Historical Society, hoping to do more collaborations in coming months.
- Working with Emergency Management team to establish site as Cooling Center
- Collaboration with Libraries (A, S, B) for Community Discussion July 17th on how to best spend accessibility grant for libraries serving seniors.
- Digital Equity Grant was submitted, still under review, waiting for news July 28.
- Open Air committee, Rec Committee, and some local businesses are now in network, sharing items for newsletters and postings.
- YMCA has an Enhanced Fitness class, looking to partner and sponsor class at Center.
- LifePath conducting a Fall Prevention series in September
- Agenda-driven weekly staff meetings occurring, meeting notes available.
- Twice weekly cleaner out medical for four months, working on fill-in.
- Adventurer’s Club starting, Mountain Coaster then Croquet and Mocktails
- Starting in September, Fall Prevention, Aerobics in Buckland, Social History in Ashfield!
- Review of what has been attended, discussion on how the Board feels programming is going.
- Posts and information sharing on social media.
- T-Shirts will be available when the picnic happens, would love if Board and volunteers could wear T-Shirts purchased for marketing.
- Newsletter revision receiving positive reviews from members and community.
- Sharing of events with various vendor newsletters
- Electric costs are down due to the benefit of solar power credit via the highway department.
- Completed two bill runs, coding and budgeting.
- Completed three Turnover of cash and donations to Town Hall.
- Completed FRTA, RSVP, Caregiver Grant monthly reports.
Outreach: Teddy Doucette
SHINE training at LifePath April to June, takes half days away from usual schedule
Outreach 104 times
Outreach 54 unduplicated individuals
Home Visit/transportation - 12
Risk / Counseling:
- provided supportive counseling 20 times
- 14 check-in calls or home visit to at risk and/or isolated seniors
- provided support with Medical Management 4 times.
LifePath grant status:
- coordinated home repair or technology support for 20
- co-facilitated monthly Caregiver Support Group with 7 attending.
- co-facilitated monthly Memory Cafe with 12 attending
- CISA and Farm Share- 20
- helped 3 with RMV issues.
- referred 2 for Home Modification Program
- assisted 6 with housing applications and/or provided necessary information about housing
SHINE appointments or resolution of insurance issues for 5 (with Leanne once monthly)
Activities: Dot Lyman (weekly counts, unless otherwise noted)
Bi-Weekly Meals to Go:
- Lifepath meal inside every Thurs - average 10 per meal
- June 6-chicken/cheese quesadilla, quac, sour cream, salsa, dessert – 56
- June 20-Father’s Day meal-ham, scalloped potato, cuke salad, cheesecake - 55
Health and Clinics:
- June 12 – 13 (B-5, S-7, A-1)
- June 26 – 13 (B-6, S-4, A-3)
- Ask the Nurse – 6/27
- Yoga with instructor 8
- Chair Dance exercise – 8 per session
- Healthy Bones & Balance exercise program in person, Weds at 10 in Senior Center - 10 people, 2 instructors, Thurs at 10 in Ashfield – 13 people, 2 instructors
- Tai Chi for Beginners- every Tuesday - 10
- Tai Chi for Arthritis every Thursday – 10
- BINGO every Thursday – 10-12 people each time
- Movie – 6/20 “Just Getting Started” – 6
- Knitting group – every Thursday 10-15 people
- Ashfield COA lunch – 6/1- 12
- Men's Night – 6/15 – Men’s Night trip to Antique Auto Show-6
Education and Expression:
- Social History Project Presentation – 27
- Sen. Learning Network 6/13 – “Return to Elephant Sanctuary” - 5
- Sen. Learning Network 6/27 – “North to Alaska” - 9
- Memoir Writing by Zoom (held every Friday) – 10 people per time.
- Novel Idea Book Club – 10 people
- Drumming – every Monday – 15 people
Transportation- Bob Szafran
- June- 227 rides (A-35, B-23, S-87)
- YTD rides- 2439
- FRTA Contract pending- trainings and documents complete for FY24