Greenwich Senior Center

An Effective Practice

Description

"Life: Be-In-It" is the motto of the Greenwich Senior Center. Transportation services bring seniors to the center, which offers a variety of recreation programs and classes, Town Public Health monitoring/health awareness programs, and Social Services. Seniors can also enjoy a nutritious luncheon, and just relax in a friendly atmosphere. Available classes include English as a Second Language and computer classes. The center also offers an energy/rent rebate and tax preparation assistance.

Goal / Mission

The goals of the Greenwich Senior Center are to improve health education/health monitoring/health screening utilization for diverse groups of seniors and to empower seniors to access programs, services and information on their own through literacy and computer literacy. The center also aims to provide socialization opportunities and financial assistance for seniors.

Results / Accomplishments

The Greenwich Senior Center has been active for more than 5 years and provides services to over 400 members daily.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Laurette Helmrich, Administrator
Greenwich Senior Center
299 Greenwich Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
(203) 622-3994
lhelmrich@greenwichct.org
http://www.greenwichct.org
Categories
Health / Older Adults & Aging
Education / Literacy
Organization(s)
Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation
Source
American Public Health Association (APHA)
Date of publication
2004
Location
Greenwich, CT
For more details
http://www.greenwichct.org/commissiononaging/caSen...
Additional Audience
Seniors 55+