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THE SENTINEL   

River Valley Senior Center

NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER

Text Box: Volume 22,  Issue 101                                                                                                     				November 2022

 

Sue’s News

Strategic Plan

 

Our Board of Directors has been hard at work planning the next several years at the Center.  We spent approximately six hours in three different sessions discussing the services, programs and improvements for the River Valley Senior Center.  Considering the survey results, all of your comments, many conversations and the Board members’ perspectives, we have developed four new Strategic Goals which we feel will bring our operations well into the 21st Century.

We are excited to relay those goals to you:

RVSC will consult technology experts to stay current with updates in our computer system.  The “Tech Team” has already met to begin discussions on a new design for the website, a shared drive for employees and new software as it becomes available.

RVSC will partner with other community organizations to provide the best use of the Senior Center to local seniors.  This will include medical related services, more exercise classes, social assistance and activities.

The building and grounds of RVSC will become safe and secure against threats. Unfortunately, in today’s unstable world, the following additions are becoming necessary: Security Systems, Cameras, “Active Threats” training, etc.

RVSC will offer educational programs to provide seniors with the opportunity to enhance their skills and continue “lifelong learning.”  Cell phone and social media training, lecture series on local history, and other speakers will be offered.

I would personally like to thank all of the Board members and Tim Hawkins for their time, foresight, experience and dedication that went into the development of this plan.  We are very fortunate to have this level of professional talent on the Board.  I’m proud to be a part of it.

Alzheimer’s Caregiver  Support Group

Thurs. Nov. 10th & Nov. 17th at 2:00

 

The Senior Center will continue to hold meetings of the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group. Many time family members      fill the role of caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers may experience depression, high levels of stress, or even burnout. Those who care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease also need support for their own mental, emotional, and physical well-being. That is why the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group is here. Please join Curtiss Alvarez, a healthcare professional, on November 10th and 17th.

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  Board Of Directors’ Meeting

Thurs., Nov. 17th at 10:00 a.m.

 

The River Valley Senior Center Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting in the upper level of the Senior Center. All are welcome.

 

The Giving Tree

 

It’s hard to believe that it is time already to get prepared for “The Giving Tree”.  Come help us decorate “The Giving Tree” with hats, scarfs, mittens, gloves, socks and footsies for children and adults in our service area with a need.  Items should be new and not gift wrapped.  The tree will be up November 7th.  Items must be donated by Dec. 8th. 

 

Toys for Tots

 

Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes new unwrapped toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas.  Please drop off toys in the box at the entrance by Dec. 8th.

 

Lighting of Christmas Tree

Friday  Dec. 2nd at 11:00 

Refreshments will be served . Please call for reservations  by Nov. 28th.

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