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A recent study of internet access in Cuyahoga County has shown that there are ongoing differences in the rates of adoption among different ethnic, racial , and socioeconomic groups. The …
Kathleen Jackson became the Executive Director of Senior Citizen Resources, Inc. in November 2011. Before taking the helm, Kathleen had worked as the organization’s Office Manager in 2010 and then as the Interim Manager from September to November 2011.
In 2010 Kathleen received her Master of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies with concentrations in Conflict Management, Public Administration/Nonprofit Management and Ecovillage Development from Kent State University (KSU). Eco-Village Development is an environmentally-friendly way of community-building and living. Kathleen studied Eco-Village Development at the Findhorn Foundation in the highlands of Scotland in 2007 and 2009. She also took at Conflict Facilitation course at Findhorn Foundation in 2007. She had received her Bachelor’s Degree in Conflict Management from KSU in 2008.
Kathleen is passionate about improving the lives of the people whom Senior Citizen Resources, Inc. serves. She and her staff of 19 serve 350 or more seniors per month; the vast majority of them live in the Old Brooklyn area. They provide a variety of services including transportation to over 60 locations in Old Brooklyn, City of Brooklyn, City of Parma, and Brooklyn Centre. Seniors can schedule trips to the grocery store, doctor appointments, hair appointments, and many other types of trips. Senior Citizen Resources, Inc. also provides lunches every day and deliver food to home bound seniors. The goal of their transportation and food programs is to help seniors live independently. They also have free exercise classes, craft groups, weekly documentary movies, and group trips to destinations such as casinos, Play House Square, Indians Games, etc.
When asked about her priorities for Senior Citizen Resources, Inc., Kathleen replied, “We want this to be a joyful experience for everyone.” She added that, “My grandmother is one of the seniors we serve. It is wonderful to see her on a regular basis and get feedback from her and her friends on how we are doing. It is very rewarding to work with all of our seniors here.” Kathleen also has a long history in Old Brooklyn. She lived on Roanoke as a child and her grandmother has lived in Brooklyn Centre for years. Kathleen, her husband Todd and daughter Katelynn currently live here in Old Brooklyn.
Senior Citizen Resource’s 28th Annual Senior Olympics will take place this year from May 13-16. Registration starts on March 1, 2013. The $25 registration fee includes a t-shirt, all games, and a catered victory lunch. Winning participants will receive medals. Games this year include golf, mini golf, bowling, billiards, badminton, and basketball throw, etc. To register, contact Lynn at 216-749-5367.
For more information about home delivered meals, call Chris at 216-749-4477. For information about the lunches served Monday-Friday at Senior Citizen Resources, Inc., contact Rosemary at 216-749-4499. To schedule a trip (grocery store, doctor, etc.), call 216-749-5367; trips must be scheduled 48 hours in advance.
Senior Citizen Resources, Inc. also has a Social Services program, which links seniors to government assistance programs and home care agencies, provides referrals to Medicare and insurance assistance, and offers information about other available benefits/resources. Anyone interested can call Chris, or Arlene at 216-749-4477 for information.
Senior Citizen Resources, Inc. is located at the Deaconess-Krafft Center at 3100 Devonshire Road. They are open Mondays-Fridays from 8:30AM to 3:00PM.