The first thing that came to my mind about directing a senior center is that you have to love seniors- they have made me have a purpose in getting up in the morning. In changes (going back to a few years ago), the paperwork went through changes and I thought I wasn’t going to be able to keep up like everybody else, but I did. The only change I’ve seen is that it is better in many ways, including the meals. The challenge I have is with the computer skills, but I am putting in effort and doing my best. -Dora, Northside's Center Director
When directing a senior center, it is imperative that you involve participants. Another aspect is allowing seniors to take ownership in the day-to-day functions of the center. Some examples include helping with paper work and the reception area, nutrition, bible study, dance class, singing group, sittercise and other programs. This is what makes a successful center. Volunteers are the main source of a successful center. Delegating seniors to help in the day-to-day operation of the center is important. What holds the center together is sharing, caring, love, and fellowship. My dedication to being a Center Director comes from the heart by empowering older adults to live with purpose, independence and dignity by providing social, health, and nutritional support and promoting volunteer opportunities. –Alene, Fellowship Corner's Center Director
Everyday when I go to work, I have joyful anticipation of seeing happy faces and hearing happy voices! At the center we create a friendly, inviting and fun atmosphere. From having a cup of coffee with friendly talk, to playing card games and working puzzles, the center's routine gets seniors out of the house for a few hours. By socializing, getting a nutritious meal, having a good laugh, and, helping with the center's chores, our seniors feel needed and appreciated. They have the desire to want to get up, get out, and go visit their friends. Each time they visit the center it improves the quality of their days. When you have a smile on your face.....you have a little "lift" in your step....and, you have joy in your heart....it's a good feeling! -Ruby, Crowley's Center Director
Senior Citizen Services of
Greater Tarrant County
1400 Circle Drive, Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76119
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