Our Department of Elder Affairs and the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center helped to enrich the quality of life of seniors within the City of Revere by providing a healthy meals program, offering safe and reliable transportation, and advocating for additional programs and services to meet their needs while ensuring a positive, fun, and safe environment.
The Senior Center reviewed programs while expanding opportunities for seniors. Through the additional Zumba-Toning exercise class, open to all ages, we sustained a strong and vibrant class held each Wednesday night. We re-evaluated several other exercise programs as well. We initiated a "Sharing Grief Experiences" monthly session that has proven vital to those attending. We also provided and enhanced the special monthly luncheons with top caliber entertainment while increasing the overall attendance and participation of the senior center.
Formed a partnership with East Boston Neighborhood Health Center that is providing learning and educational opportunities for seniors. Our first Annual Health Awareness Day was successful featuring 25 vendors and over 200 attendees. We continue to invite healthcare professional, elder service and caregivers, social service, medical, and other specific professionals who work with or provide services to seniors. Our blood pressure and consulting days and hearing screening days have changed to accommodate the increased need to assist and administer to seniors.
Our staffing needs were reviewed and responsibilities were changed. We hired a new part-time office clerk, new part-time lunch monitor, and an additional part-time maintenance/backup driver. Individual job responsibilities were reviewed with each staff member to identify expectations and take action steps as needed.
We composed a priority list of building repair needs and capital improvements of our current facility.
- Received 10 iPads, through the Educational Technology Fund grant, to implement a seminar program so that high school students can teach seniors how to use technology.