Director's Report - November 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

November 9, 2023

Director’s Report

Administration: Juli Moreno

Site:

  • Furnace being updated, not replaced.
  • Safety Assessment on site completed through Lifepath, two minor issues, all fixed.
  • Designated as Heating Center (at present only hours of operation)
  • Bulbs from Bridge of Flowers are being fostered in our flower beds until renovations are complete.

Network:

  • Partnering with Ashfield library for Social History Project, as well as their Historical Society
  • Had a table at the Family Resource Fair at Mohawk, promoted services.
  • Office of Elder Affairs visit by Sec Chen and Adam Frank, also legislators available for discussion and information on services.
  • Rec Committee working with us for Cowell Gym and potential programming in Spring.
  • Juli attended the Advisory Council for LifePath, monthly meetings.
  • Open Air committee, Rec Committee, libraries, and some local businesses are now in network, sharing items for newsletters and postings.

Staffing:

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

Programming:

  • Walking Club started, growing in attendees, max 25 walkers signed up.
  • Cards/Cribbage/Bridge is making a comeback!
  • Social History Project in Ashfield, through winter, held at Belding library.
  • Strong Wellness track, education, and presentations. Social increasing, grief support and peer support possibilities being discussed.
  • Increase of attendance in wellness activities, Balance participants signing up for activities
  • Holiday fun, Tea with Mrs. Claus and card making and more

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:

  • Completed MCOA grant for Caregiver Respite for 8,000
  • Received a $500 donation to cover Thanksgiving meal costs.
  • Waiting on results of EOEAH hybrid grant, notification end of Nov
  • Completed three bill runs, coding and budgeting. Completed four 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 - 17

Risk / Counseling:

LifePath grant status:

  • coordinated home repair or technology support for 18
  • co-facilitated monthly Caregiver Support Group with 10 attending.
  • co-facilitated monthly Memory Cafe with 16 attending.

Applications:

  • CISA and Farm Share- 20, all done for the season.
  • Completed 2 SHINE applications.
  • helped 3 with RMV issues.
  • referred 4 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 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

  • 10/17-butternut squash soup, bread, harvest salad, dessert – 52
  • 10/31-Mystery Meal (hot dog mummies, potato salad with eyeball, veggie, cake)- 55

Health and Clinics:

Foot Care-

  • 10/16 – 13 (B-4, A-2, S-7)
  • 10/30 – 12 (B-7, A-1, S-3)
  • Ask the Nurse – 10/24 - 8

Fitness:

  • Yoga with instructor 8-10
  • Matter of Balance workshop – series of 8, 17 attending
  • Dance Aerobics exercise – 8 per session
  • Healthy Bones & Balance exercise program in person, Weds at 10 in Senior Center - 15 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 –10/31 – “Addams Family II” - 5
  • Knitting group – every Thursday 10-15 people
  • Ashfield COA lunch – 9/7- 12 people.
  • Men's Night –10/11 – trip to Ashfield Stone – 8

Education and Expression:

  • Sen. Learning Network – 10/10 “Music of the Sea at the Mystic” – 2, 10/24 “Wind Cave Nat. Park” - 2
  • Veteran’s Agent here the 4th Wed. every month – open for drop ins
  • 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:

  • Oct23- logged in 2547 miles this month (A-27, B-27, S-97, other-48)
  • 72 Med rides, 90 shopping, 54 other
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