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
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all enjoyed the Polar Plunge and made your resolutions to improve your physical, mental and financial wellness with us in 2018. Perhaps your resolution included a pledge to purposeful engagement as a steward of Yarmouth and Old Cape Cod. A great day of reflection along with a fine example of purposeful engagement can be found on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using the tactics of nonviolence and civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs and inspired by the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. We will follow this prescription of nonviolent activism at the Yarmouth Senior Center to end Elder Abuse as we host our fourth One Billion Rising event on February 14, 2018. We RISE as part of the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. This is a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. We have some very special panelists being assembled to talk about the many ways WOMEN are abused in our society followed by an artistic outlet of expression using paint! Come on in and learn and laugh with us. We have many other ways for you to find your purpose as well: Take the survey inside to help us improve our newsletter and our website; Take a role in the Intergenerational opportunities around Town – Bridges Reading Program, Time Capsule Project or Intergenerational Model UN can all use your help; Look for our “ISM” training under development with Generations United and Calmer Choice to help us raise awareness to your own BIAS for or against people, places and things; Or ask a politician how they support funding for your local Senior Center or Aging in Place. Let’s have fun building 2018 together! - Kathi