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Department of Human Services Vision

Antoinette Gelsomino, Director of Human Services shares Human Service’s vision and purpose for the future of the Cove Church site:

Vision: Create a community center that serves residents of all ages providing a gathering space, community connections and program experiences based on the 8 Dimensions of wellness.

Components of Wellness…some exist some need to grow

 Social

  • Congregate Meals
  • Dedicated physical space
  • Transportation to attend activities
  • Universal access/family support for parents/caregivers
  • Visitation space for families

Emotional

  • Desirable, attractive space
  • Programming on psychological aspects of aging
  • Partnerships

Spiritual

  • Gratitude program
  • Partnerships

Intellectual

  • Programming on technology
  • University access/connection/over 60 reduced cost or free
  • Web based opportunities

Physical

  • Tai Chi/exercise
  • Nutrition program/Home delivered and Congregate
  • Medicare education

Environmental

  • Pleasant gathering space

Financial

  • Literacy

Occupational

  • Volunteerism…meaningful
  • Employment opportunities

Purpose: To strengthen community through strong partnerships and collaborations, and innovative service delivery

To utilize a model which is inclusive of all seniors and encourages universal access while recognizing those who are most vulnerable due to age, health, poverty

To encourage and empower residents to choose health and wellness opportunities