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

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:

  • 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

Staffing:

  • Agenda-driven weekly staff meetings occurring, meeting notes available.
  • Joe’s Window Cleaning help on site until Beth’s return in November.

Programming:

  • 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.

Marketing:

  • 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

Budget:

  • 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:

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.

Applications:

  • 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:

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

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

Programming Status:

Meals

  • 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.

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:

  • 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

Transport:

  • 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
Activities Calendar
Tai Chi
Thu, Feb 22, 2024, 9:00 am
Posted to: General Events
Healthy B & B Ashfield
Thu, Feb 22, 2024, 10:00 am
Posted to: General Events
Knitting
Thu, Feb 22, 2024, 10:00 am
Posted to: General Events