Director’s Report - September 14, 2023
Each month Director Juli Moreno presents a report to the Board of Directors.
Senior Center Board of Directors Meeting
September 14, 2023
Administration: Juli Moreno
- Site passed building inspection, as well as boiler/furnace annual inspection.
- Awning arrived! Installed by King Awning
- Designated as Cooling / Heating Center (at present only hours of operation)
- Working with FRCOG to conduct a focus group in October for digital equity info to send to state.
- FRCOG and others for flu/Covid clinic information
- Partnered with Emergency Management team to establish site as Cooling Center.
- Juli was asked to join the Advisory Council for LifePath, once monthly meetings.
- Applying for digital hybrid grant, utilizing lessons learned from lack of previous digital equity grant.
- Open Air committee, Rec Committee, and some local businesses are now in network, sharing items for newsletters and postings.
- YMCA will do nutrition and fitness in Spring at Center.
- LifePath conducting a Fall Prevention series in Sept-Nov every Friday, 17+ signed up
- Agenda-driven weekly staff meetings occurring, meeting notes available.
- Joe’s Window Cleaning help on site until Beth’s return in November.
- Requested that Aerobics returns, being held Tuesday evenings at 4:30pm
- Cards/Cribbage/Bridge could be making a comeback!
- Focus on education and learning opportunities throughout September.
- Posts and information sharing on social media.
- T-Shirts still available for highlighting program and marketing of .
- Newsletter revision receiving positive reviews from members and community.
- Sharing of events with various vendor newsletters
- Caregiver and Home Repair grants renewed for coming year, $10345 in total until Sept. 24.
- Completed three 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
Outreach 57 unduplicated individuals, 27 duplicated
Home Visit/transportation - 10
Risk / Counseling:
- 18 check-in calls or home visit to at risk and/or isolated seniors
- provided supportive counseling 15 times.
- provided support with Medical Management 5 times.
LifePath grant status:
- coordinated home repair or technology support for 18
- co-facilitated monthly Caregiver Support Group with 9 attending.
- co-facilitated monthly Memory Cafe with 13 attending.
- CISA and Farm Share- 20
- helped 1 with RMV issues.
- referred 3 for Home Modification Program
- assisted 4 with housing applications and/or provided necessary information about housing
- SHINE appointments or resolution of insurance issues for 5 (with Leanne and Teddy once monthly)
Activities: Dot Lyman (weekly counts, unless otherwise noted)
- Lifepath meal inside every Thurs - average 10 per meal
- Lunch Bunch to Marina in Brattleboro – 7/26 – 19
To Go Meals
- July 10 -chicken salad & egg salad rolls, potato/chick pea salad, pickles, dessert – 54
- July 25 – broccoli bake, coleslaw, rolls, dessert – 52
- Aug. 8 – chef salad, bread, dessert - 54
- Aug. 22 – veggie or roast beef wraps, gazpacho soup, chips, dessert – 60
Health and Clinics:
- Foot Clinic -July 10 – 10 (2-A, 5-S, 3-B)
- July 24 – 12 (2-A, 7-S, 3-B)
- Aug 7 – 11 (2-A, 3-S, 5-B, 1-OT)
- Aug 21- 12 (3-A, 6-S, 3-B)
- Ask the Nurse – 7/25 – 4, 8/22 - 1.
- 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
- Picnic at Buckland Rec – Kiwanis cooked; Cajun Zydeco Band played – 100 served
- BINGO every Thursday – 10-12 people each time.
- Movie – 7/18 “80 for Brady” – 11, 8/15 “Hunter Killer” - 2
- Knitting group – every Thursday 10-15 people
- Ashfield COA lunch – 9/7- 12 people.
- Men's Night – 7/12– Men’s Night trip to The Luthier – 10, 8/9 – Trip to Three Sisters Sanctuary - 13
Education and Expression:
- Origami and Beyond (6-week workshop and beyond)- 10
- Sen. Learning Network – on break July and Aug.
- Veteran’s Agent here the 4th Wed. every month – open for drop ins
- Craftworks – August 11 – tie dying - 5
- Memoir Writing by Zoom (held every Friday) – 10 people per time.
- Novel Idea Book Club – 10 people
- Drumming – every Monday – 15 people
Transport- Bob Szafran
- Aug23- logged in 2660 miles this month (A-22, B-22, S-78, other-74)
- 76 Med rides, 4 meals, 88 shopping, 28 other
- FRTA Contract submitted- trainings and documents complete for FY24