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

Director’s Report

Administration: Juli Moreno

Site:

  • 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.

Network:

  • 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

Staffing:

  • Agenda-driven weekly staff meetings occurring, meeting notes available.
  • Twice weekly cleaner out medical for four months, working on fill-in.

Programming:

  • 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.

Marketing:

  • 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

Budget:

  • 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

Applications:

  • 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:

SHINE appointments or resolution of insurance issues for 5 (with Leanne once monthly)

Activities: Dot Lyman (weekly counts, unless otherwise noted)

Programming Status:

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

Fitness:

  • 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

Social:

  • 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

Transportation:

  • June- 227 rides (A-35, B-23, S-87)
  • YTD rides- 2439
  • FRTA Contract pending- trainings and documents complete for FY24

Activities Calendar
Foot Clinic
Mon, Mar 4, 2024, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Posted to: General Events
Heart & Soles Walking Club - Cowell Gym
Mon, Mar 4, 2024, 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Posted to: General Events
Drumming
Mon, Mar 4, 2024, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Posted to: General Events