Mission Statement and Messages from Kathi Bailey
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.
Messages from the Director of Seniors Services
Kathi Bailey, MA
Happy Valentine’s Day! Our days are slightly longer now, and hopefully the winter
has been mild! Age-Friendly Yarmouth has taken a stand against Elder Abuse and
will once again celebrate with Women around the World as part of the ONE BILLION
Rising movement. Our friends from the Cape Cod Elder Abuse Coalition are working
with us to intentionally connect this day with other abuse events throughout the
lifespan on Cape Cod in 2017.
Please join us on February 24th @ 1:30 PM as we take part in a “Movement Choir.”
This artistic expression of dance and song will be led by Bruce Frankel, author of
“What Should I Do With The Rest Of My Life?” and will be followed by light
refreshments. It’s a great time to light up the Winter through experiential learning
while taking our stand against abuse in the Yarmouth way. Everyone is invited to
attend! No experience required – just an open mind, desire to move and sing, and the
will to fulfill a purposeful life. It will be our Valentine to our Community here and
around the World.
And for those of you wondering about the December 14, 2016 Age-Friendly Yarmouth
presentation on our Intergenerational Model UN to the United Nations, you must
know that the UN Working Group on Aging is working tirelessly on Human Rights for
Older Persons. In a nutshell, civil society around the World is looking for protection
against discrimination and abuse while supporting independence of Older Persons.
And while agreement on the best instrument for a global agreement is still underway,
the idea that Human Rights for Older Persons is important was expressed by all
Sincerely yours, Kathi