Mission Statement and Messages from Kathi Bailey

mission statement
The mission of the Town of Yarmouth's Division of Senior Services is to foster an Age-Friendly community that enhances the quality of life for the Town's older adults (60+) and their families by providing programs and services in a supportive and accessible environment that contributes to vital aging through mental, physical, and financial wellness

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Messages from the Director of Seniors Services
Kathi Bailey, MA

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Happy Holidays and New Year!

This is a December/January combined Newsletter. Please be sure to keep it on your table
for both months. What a wonderful year we’ve had together at the Yarmouth Senior Center and
throughout the Town of Yarmouth. The staff here has expanded Outreach and created new
linkages in ways to multiply themselves and connect seniors to solutions through Food Assistance,
Tax Abatements, Multi-Departmental Home visits, and Hoarding, along with so many other areas.
Our building runs seven days a week from 7 to 9 pm, and that’s a lot of wear and tear; but all can
see the efforts of our Town, FOYCOA, and Gifts & Donations to upgrade entries, curbs, flooring,
paint, and Bocce Courts so that our Senior Center is fresh and ready for continued use!
Our Milestones newsletter and Website are read by thousands of people, and our
programming keeps changing to meet the changing demands of the ages. Even our transportation
system has increased ridership while operating on a reduced staff. Watch for our program shut
down from January 17 -20th, while only MOW and Transportation will be functioning. We need
time to paint our ballroom/classrooms/hallways and upgrade our bathrooms while purging our
office area of outdated documents in alignment with MGL. We have great FRIENDS and a great
Age-Friendly Community Team. I hope you all pledged something to the Polar Plunge to show
your support for our building – we can’t do it without you.
Our Age-Friendly grant from Tufts Health Plan Foundation has offered department heads
some training in change and resistance, graphically organized a regional approach and spawned
Intergenerational innovation with a Model UN, including ages 15 to 92, talking about Water, a
Human Right essential to health.
It is truly a wonderful life in Yarmouth, and I have enjoyed being part of all of you. Let the
New Year begin with opportunity for all to find their Positive Aging path in 2017!

Warmly,, Kathi

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