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06-11-2009 MINUTES OF THE 2 SENIOR PROGRAMS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING June 11, 2009—Munson Senior Center 4 PRESENT: Chair Marsha Burr; Elizabeth Lannert, Secretary; Glenn Bartelt; Nadine 6 Boor; Patricia Faner; Marcie Loven; Nina Mervine, Stanley Phillips; Olivia Solliday 8 EXCUSED ABSENCE: Cindi Huber, Vice-Chair 10 GUESTS: Lori Grumet, Public Services Department Director; Shelley Modell, Senior 12 Programs Administrator; Sally A. Schutte, Senior Centers Manager; Michael Simione, Nutrition Program Manager; Toni G. Flores, Recording Secretary; Christine Courtney, 14 Potential Board member; Dolores Halls, RSVP Advisory Council Member/AARP Representative; David McCulloum, Las Cruces Bulletin; Mollie Wallstead, Ombudsman 16 Program 18 Chair Marsha Burr called the Senior Programs' Advisory Board meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. on May 14, 2009, at the Munson Senior Center, 975 S. Mesquite Street. 20 MINUTES: A correction was made to the May 14, 2009, meeting minutes. On page 1, 22 line 36 Marcie Loven was changed to Nadine Boor. It was moved by Glenn Bartelt and seconded by Nadine Boor that the minutes of the May 14, 2009, Board meeting be 24 approved as amended. Motion adopted. 26 INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS: Christine Courtney, potential board member, was introduced. C. Courtney is interested in serving on the Senior Programs Advisory Board 28 as the District 6 representative. 30 Mollie Wallsteadt, Ombudsman Program, was introduced and welcomed. M. Wallsteadt provided an overview of the Ombudsman Program. The Ombudsman Program 32 provides advocacy and assistance to residents living in long-term care facilities by protecting the residents' rights. Ombudsman volunteers regularly visit residents in 34 nursing homes, assisted living and care facilities. They listen to residents' complaints and work with all parties involved to help resolve problems and improve the quality of 36 life for the residents. C. Courtney and G. Bartelt talked about their experience as an Ombudsman volunteers. They find it is very rewarding volunteer work. 38 David McCollum, Las Cruces Bulletin, was introduced and welcomed. D. McCollum 40 informed the Board the paper's goal is to provide local news about the people and businesses of Las Cruces. Las Cruces is a large City that deserves its own newspaper. 42 The Las Cruces Bulletin averages more than 100 pages a week and circulates 20,000 papers in Las Cruces. Approximately, 98 percent of the Las Cruces Bulletin is provided 44 complimentary. Advertising is the paper's main source of income. The business has been a success. The newspaper has expanded services to Rio Rancho and the 46 Albuquerque Air Force base. O. Solliday asked what the newspaper hopes to accomplish in the near future. D. McCollum stated he hopes the paper will continue to 48 capture the hearts and minds of the Las Cruces community and be the primary source for news and information in the Las Cruces area. D. McCollum will continue to work on 50 improving the paper in order to reach all level of readers including the visually impaired. Senior Programs Advisory Board Meeting Minutes June 11, 2009 Page 2 He informed the Board he will be happy to work with Senior Programs to promote senior 52 program activities and special events. 54 SENIOR PROGRAMS' ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT: Shelley Modell, Senior Programs Administrator, announced Sonia Saldana has been recommended to fill the 56 vacant Long Term Services Manager position. S. Saldana has been a gift to the program. 58 S. Saldana, T. Flores, and S. Modell attended a Task Force meeting conducted by the 60 State of New Mexico Aging and Long Term Services Department (NMALTSD). The main focus of the meeting was to look at ways to address hunger among seniors and 62 how to bring nutrition to older people. The two ideas developed by the group were: "Senior to Senior" and "Neighbor to Neighbor." It essentially is helping someone who 64 really needs help in the most basic way. The concept of Senior to Senior consists of seniors contributing money towards a fund to help seniors. The fund can then be 66 supplemented with proceeds from fundraising events, raffles, etc. Carmela Martinez from the NMALTSD talked about having a jar of peanut butter, jelly and a loaf of bread 68 for her students. In the course of the day when the students were hungry they would prepare a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This concept could also be applied at the 70 senior centers. Another initiative that was discussed was Neighbor to Neighbor where neighbors help seniors in their neighborhood by taking them one or two meals during 72 the day. Senior Programs will continue to build on these two initiatives. 74 The Senior Programs' fees and charges discussion was tabled until September. 76 SENIOR PROGRAMS' STAFF REPORTS: Mike Simione, Nutrition Program Manager, distributed the May 2009 monthly report for the congregate and home delivered meals 78 programs. Also distributed were the 2008 and 2009 donation comparison reports. It was suggested that an article be included in the Senior Programs' newsletter that addresses 80 the kind of impact the Meals on Wheels Program has on everyone. f 82 Sally Schutte, Senior Centers Manager, provided an update on the Recreation, Resource and Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). She reported she is currently working on 84 the following upcoming programs and activities: staffing issues, green team initiatives, capital facility improvements, building partnerships with other agencies, and special 86 upcoming events. 88 Sonia Saldana, Long Term Services Manager, provided an update on the In-Home Services Program. She reported she has been working on providing training to staff on F 90 hoarding, creating an emergency plan for homebound seniors, forming a partnership with Southwest Counseling Center to provide emergency and therapeutic interventions to 92 clients in need and Sondra Decker-Fruzzetti to provide home-based therapy to seniors suffering from mental health related issues. The staff also participated in a roundtable 94 discussion with Secretary of Aging Cindy Padilla on May 28, 2009. Community concerns were voiced and addressed. i Y Senior Programs Advisory Board Meeting Minutes June 11, 2009 Page 3 96 PROGRAM SITE REPORTS: Stanley Phillips, East Side Center representative, reported meal participation has increased at the East Side Community Center. The 98 roof is leaking in the kitchen. There have been complaints about the loud music in the dining room. A request for a flag pole to display the flag was made by the participants 100 of East Side Center. Staff will follow up. 102 Olivia Solliday, Mesilla Park Center representative, reported the participants are anxiously awaiting the opening of the center. It was announced the newly remodeled 104 Mesilla Park kitchen and dining room will re-open for lunch on June 22, 2009. An official open house/dedication ceremony for Senator May Kay Papen is being planned. 106 UNFINISHED BUSINESS: The Senior Programs Mini Conference on Aging has been 108 scheduled for June 12, 2009 at Munson Senior Center. All Board members are invited to attend. This year's theme is entitled, "Seniors at the Center of Everything." 110 Transportation to the event is available by contacting Senior Programs. 112 S. Modell announced she will be submitting the FY 2010 Legislative Capital Outlay funding request totaling $5,961,300. The request includes projects that are near 114 completion, reflect code compliance issues, and cover new and/or replacement vehicles. The Senior Programs top priorities include: completion of the central kitchen, 116 Munson Center code compliance issues, completion of the East Mesa Sage Cafe and replacement vehicles for the Senior Nutrition Program. A signature event with the State 118 Legislators is being planned for September 2009. 120 It was suggested that the July Board meeting be held at the newly remodeled Mesilla Park dining room. 122 ADJOURNMENT: Meeting adjourned at 11:10 a.m. 124 Respectfully submitted, 126 y�a���� �L����%✓Zi 128 Marsha Burr Toni G. Flores Senior Programs Advisory Senior Programs 130 Board Chair Recording Secretary ym City of Las Cruces PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE SENIOR PROGRAMS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING Thursday, June 11, 2009 9:00-10:30 a.m. Munson Senior Center, 975 S. Mesquite Street, Phone: 528-3000 AGENDA I. Call to Order II. Roll Call III. Approval of the May 14, 2009, Board Meeting Minutes IV. Introduction of Guest: David McCollum, Las Cruces Bulletin Mollie Wallsteadt, Ombudsman Program Christney Courtney V. Senior Programs Administrator's Report: a. Senior to Senior and Neighbor to Neighbor Initiative with Input from Sonia Saldana and Toni Flores b. Senior Programs' Fees and Charges VI. Senior Programs Staff Reports: a. Senior Nutrition Program Update--Mike Simione b. RSVP, Recreation and Resource Center Update—Sally Schutte C. In-Home Services Program Update—Sonia Saldana VII. Program Site Reports a. Benavidez Center--Cindi Huber b. East Side Center--Stanley Phillips C. Mesilla Park Center—Olivia Solliday d. Munson Senior Center—Marsha Burr e. Sage Cafe/East Mesa Update f. Other Board Member Reports VIII. Unfinished Business: a. Annual Senior Programs' Mini Conference on Aging, "Seniors at the Center of Everything" –Friday, June 12, 2009 IX. New Business: a. 2009 Legislator's Breakfast—S. Modell X. Adjournment Next meeting—Thursday, July 9, 2009, Munson Senior Center, 975 S. Mesquite Street. If you need an accommodation for a disability to enable you to fully participate in this event, please call 528-30001V or 528-3217/TTY at least 48 hours before the event. Posted Date: June 4, 2009 SENIOR PROGRAMS ADVISORY BOARD MEETING June 11, 2009 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Munson Senior Center ATTENDANCE RECORD PLEASE PRINT SIGNATURE Board Members: Marsha Burr, Chair Gill Cindi Huber,Vice Chair Elizabeth Lannert, Secretary .4�' _ �•'l/� Glenn O. Bartelt Nadine Boor Patricia Faner Marcie Loven , Nina Mervine Stanley Phillips Olivia Solliday i Staff: Lori Grumet, Public Services Dept. Director Zt- Shelley Modell, Administrator YL Mike Simione, Nutrition Manager Sally Schutte, Senior Centers Manager Sonia Saldaha, Acting Long Term Care Manager -F'I' i. Toni G. Flores, Recording Secretary Visitors: 1fie�M1. What i* f they were your parents .? ao. et ' s do all Adult Day Care Health Promotion Caregiver Support we can .' Home Care Case Management Respite Congregate Meals Transportation Support Programs for Volunteer Programs Home Delivered Meals New Mexico Seniors Of Alliance for Area Agencies on Aging Senior Programs Senior Advisory Board Meeting-Senior Centers Manager's Report April 9,2009 Senior Programs Senior Advisory Board Meeting Thursday June 11, 2009 Senior Centers Manager's Report by Sally A. Schutte Staffing 1. interviewing 5 applicants for Senior Programs Recreation Supervisor position today 2. 270 applications for part time Senior Programs Office Assistant. HR will test and forward the names of those who passed the test to Sally to schedule interviews. 3. Recreation Leader, Sr. unfilled 4. Resource Center Outreach , unfilled Green Team 1. Public information session at City Hall Council Chambers on May 27 1 p- 4p was success Capital Improvements 1. Sage Cafe blueprints to engineers 2. Shelley and I will meet Tuesday in ABQ to speak with architect, John Jarrard, regarding Munson Addition Partnerships 1. Humane Society of Southern New Mexico— reading to children at Boys/Girls Club, pet adoptions 2. New Mexico State University— increase attendance at games, offer new activity 3. Dona Ana Community College— salsa, computer classes 4. Big Brother/Big Sister Events 1. Enterprise City, June 30 2. Senior Programs Open House, July 18 3. 85th Birthday Party, August 28 4. Senior Expo, September 9 5. NMSU Tailgate Party and football, October 10 Senior Programs Advisory Board Meeting June 11, 2009 In-Home Services Report 1. Staff training in conjunction with the City of Las Cruces Animal Control and Southwest Counseling Center on Hoarding. Covered the signs of hoarding, potential risk factors, therapies, and the ability to detect and offer support (May 11, 2009). 2. Scheduled presentation, managers meeting June 18, 2009 with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Long term plan is to work with the agency in creating a plan of emergency for homebound seniors. 3. Southwest Counseling Center interested in entering into an agreement of understanding between Senior Programs and their agency. Information will be available and presented once they provide us with a copy of the contract for our review. Southwest Counseling Center has been an instrumental part of our case management by providing emergency and therapeutic interventions to clients in need. 4. Sondra Decker-Fruzzetti, MSW, LISW is an independent addition to our in-home services by providing home based therapy to seniors suffering from any mental health related issue. 5. Roundtable discussion with Secretary of Aging Cindy Padilla, May 28, 2009. Community concerns regarding transportation, medical, mental health, medication monitoring, and abuse were addressed. Very successful team in conveying the communities needs. a O O Z20 m co O O . u O O o o Z H o 0 0 y J qk: F' $ o o O �• o 0 _N O Z �o o F- Z00 W O O W m W 16 O W Z p go i C9 a Z W J U j p a V H W o. Q W O z z ad W2 a 0 W 1. 0 3 0; W W t9 O . W Z LLI t- p ; __ ; AA W10i W F O�O Off}: oGo W o 0 0 ti 0 0 0 o o OC o00 0 � � � �O oMo 000 O 146 N6 W J Z W6 J Z oLO O W a3 Qa W t9 U O �7 U z O d z Donations for the Month of ...1.taC:..... of......... at the following 4 Congregate Sites SITE LAST rR. LAST MO. CURRENT MO. BENAVIDEZ !, • '�'.4 f`�© . ....... ......... . ....................... . �.................. EASTSIDE J...I............ ....1.....................7: my .......... /� S� MESILLAPARK r....... ............................................................. MUNSON .L' do �/��.. ........ ........................... ...................... 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