Director's Report - October 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

October 12, 2023

Director’s Report

Administration: Juli Moreno

Site:

  • 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)

Network:

  • Worked with FRCOG to conduct a focus group in October for digital equity info to send to state.
  • FRCOG to support vaccination information, sign up for clinics, establishing access for site and homebound.
  • Juli is now officially on the Advisory Council for LifePath, once monthly meetings.
  • Applied 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

Staffing:

  • Agenda-driven weekly staff meetings occurring, meeting notes available.

Programming:

  • Requested that Aerobics returned, being held Tuesday evenings at 4:30pm, numbers slowly increasing.
  • Cards/Cribbage/Bridge is making a comeback!
  • Walking Club starting at Cowell Gym, wellness class attendance increasing.
  • Multiple learning and presentations this Fall, starting Armchair Travel with lunch, opening meals to 40 people.

Marketing:

  • Posts and information sharing on social media.
  • T-Shirts still available!
  • Newsletter more feedback, submissions from members and requests for email version for those that live out of area
  • Ad in Ashfield Film Festival program
  • Sharing of events with various vendor newsletters such as Lifepath, West County Shopper

Budget:

  • Caregiver and Home Repair grants renewed for coming year, $10345 in total until Sept24.
  • 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 59 unduplicated individuals

Home Visit/transportation - 19

Risk / Counseling:

LifePath grant status:

  • coordinated home repair or technology support for 15
  • co-facilitated monthly Caregiver Support Group with 8 attending.
  • co-facilitated monthly Memory Cafe with 13 attending.

Applications:

  • CISA and Farm Share- 20, all done for the season.
  • helped 3 with RMV issues.
  • referred 2 for Home Modification Program
  • assisted 3 with housing applications and/or provided necessary information about housing

SHINE:

  • SHINE appointments or resolution of insurance issues for 8 (with Leanne and Teddy once monthly), open enrollment, Teddy finishing all day trainings, shadowing Leanne.

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

Programming Status:

Meals

  • Lifepath meal inside every Thurs - average 10-12 per meal

To Go Meals

  • 9/12 – baked rigatoni with ham, tomatoes, feta, Mexican corn salad, dessert – 46
  • 9/26 – turkey meatball grinder, cukes & tomatoes, chips, dessert -56

Health and Clinics:

  • Foot Care- 9/11 – 12 (S6, B3, A3), 9/25 – 12 (B7, S3, A2)
  • Ask the Nurse – 9/26 - 14

Fitness:

  • Yoga with instructor 8
  • Matter of Balance workshop – series of 8, 17 attending
  • Dance Aerobics exercise – 6 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.
  • Knitting group – every Thursday 10-15 people
  • Ashfield COA lunch – 9/7- 12 people.
  • Men's Night – 9/13 – Silver Screen Design tour - 6

Education and Expression:

  • Origami and Beyond (6-week workshop and beyond)- 10
  • Sen. Learning Network – 9/5 “Manhattan Project Nat. Historic Park” – 1, 9/19 “N. Carolina Maritime Museum” – 1
  • Conversation Café – 9/25 – “Elder Law” presented by Kate Downes - 38
  • Veteran’s Agent here the 4th Wed. every month – open for drop ins
  • Information on Assisted Living – 5
  • Senior Medicare Patrol presentation – 9/27 – 4
  • Craftworks – Sept 8 – windchimes - 5
  • Memoir Writing by Zoom (held every Friday) – 10 people per time.
  • Novel Idea Book Club – 8-10 people
  • Drumming – every Monday – 10 people

Transport- Bob Szafran

Transport:

  • Sept23- logged in 2731 miles this month (A-38, B-31, S-35, other-133)
  • 72 Med rides, 82 shopping, 35 other
Activities Calendar
Tai Chi
Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 9:00 am
Posted to: General Events
Healthy Bones & Balance Ashfield
Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 10:00 am
Posted to: General Events
LifePath Meal
Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 11:30 am
Posted to: General Events