Friday, March 9, 2012
Planning for the Future
By commrels @ 10:07 AM :: 2479 Views

Senior Connections is in the midst of integrating its Strategic Plan with other planning efforts to address the future.  We have 3 focus areas:
(1) Visibility and Branding for the Agency, our Programs and Issues that Impact Current and Future Generations, (2) Programs and Service Priorities to Maximize Resources for Current and Future Participants, and (3) Funding and Resources for Short and Long Term Sustainability of our Programs and Services.

Planning efforts that support our Strategic Plan are leadership in the development of our Region’s first Age Wave Plan and the updating of our Four- Year Plan for Aging Services.  We will include components of the Age Wave and Four Year Plans in our Strategic Plan for implementation.  We will have lead responsibility for implementation of Age Wave Plan initiatives that promote coordinated transportation and mobility management to enhance the ability of residents to use available resources.  Our Four-Year Plan for Aging Services is a description of services that support seniors who need home and community services. It is also an assessment of current and future needs.

We will convene public input sessions on our various planning efforts in May as part of our Older Americans Month activities.  Sessions will be held at community locations at 10 a.m. on the following dates:
TUESDAY, MAY 8: Powhatan Friendship Café at St. John Neumann Catholic Church - 2480 Batterson Road, Powhatan
THURSDAY, MAY 10: Good Shepherd Friendship Café and Senior Activity Center at Good Shepherd Baptist Church -  at 1127 N. 28th St., Richmond
THURSDAY, MAY 17: Senior Center of Greater Richmond, Inc. - 4200 Innslake Drive, Suite 101, Glen Allen
THURSDAY, MAY 31: Goochland Friendship Café at the Recreational Center - 2415 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland

We invite you to join us at these sessions to learn about our future plans to address service needs, maintain existing programs and maximize resources.  We welcome your input and suggestions.  Thank you for your support and interest.