Senior Center Self-Assessment

The Joint Committee on Senior Centers is comprised of members of the Pennsylvania Association of Senior Centers, the Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. They have a number of other resources, Learn about items of Special Interest

The following checklist has been designed to help you think about your Center from the “first impression” perspective. These are some of the things you could be looking at in your Center to prepare to make a positive, lasting impression on those who come to your Center.

If you are answering “no” to questions, you may want to look at modifying or improving that item. For best results, have a person who is unfamiliar with the Center complete the survey. Problems that we see on a daily basis can sometimes become “invisible” to our eyes.

This checklist can help prepare your Center to be in the best position possible for welcoming the new seniors who respond to the Senior Center Marketing Initiative of June 2002. Prepared by the Joint Committee on Senior Centers, February 2002.

The checklist is available as a pdf file here,

Compare this checklist with the one for the Bethel senior center, When you visit the senior center https://theelderlies.wordpress.com/2005/08/06/when-you-visit-the-senior-center/ and try it out, Grabbing public toilets https://theelderlies.wordpress.com/2006/10/24/grabbing-public-toilets/ or Visit Bethel Alaska’s Eddie Hoffman Senior Center

1 OUTSIDE AREAS

1. Is there clear signage identifying the location of the Center from the road?
2. Is a sign posted next to or above the entrance door to the Center so participants can easily find it upon approach to the Center?
3. Is the building exterior free from peeling paint or other repairs?
4. Is the parking lot free from debris and weeds?
5. Is the walkway and parking lot adequately lighted?
6. Are the shrubs, outside plants and lawn well maintained?
7. Are outside walkways free of hazardous objects, including debris, weeds and uneven or broken steps?
8. Is outdoor furniture clean and in good shape?
9. Is there easy access for individuals with disabilities?
10. Are rails leading to the doors secure and well maintained?
11. Are curbs painted to signify distinction of levels?
12. Is the outside of the Center attractive and inviting?

2 INSIDE AREAS

1. Is there adequate lighting in rooms, corridors, elevators and stairways?
2. Are guests acknowledged promptly when they enter your Center?
3. Would the atmosphere be characterized as pleasant?
4. Is there a pleasant smell when entering the Center?
5. Is the Center clean enough to meet your personal standards?
6. Is the area inside clutter free, not only on the floor, but also in the space surrounding it?
7. Is the furniture attractive and easy to get in and out of?
8. Is the furniture arranged to promote interaction and conversation?
9. Are magazines, books or other materials for activities neatly stacked and out of the path of travel?
10. Are curtains and window treatments clean and in good condition?
11. Is there an easy to find and easy to read bulletin board with activities, meal schedules and other current information?
12. Is the activity board or other written materials hanging at a readable level for elderly persons of different heights?
13. Are certificates and licenses posted, if required?
14. Is the lighting adequate for older persons?
15. Is the dining area attractive and inviting?
16. Are participants able to sit where they want during meal times without being assigned?
17. Is the kitchen clean and inviting?
18. Is the meal contribution policy, sign-in sheet, and contribution box easy to locate?
19. Does the noise level allow for conversations and quiet activities?

3 SAFETY

1. Are changes in floor levels or coverings distinct enough to prevent tripping?
2. Are carpets free from wear and frayed ends?
3. Are small rugs and runners slip-resistant and non-moving?
4. Are lamp, extension and telephone cords placed out of the flow of traffic?
5. Are chairs sturdy and not easily tipped?
6. Are there handrails in hallways and grab bars in bathrooms?
7. Are written emergency evacuation plans with center floor plans posted throughout the Center?
8. Is a fire extinguisher easy to find and do participants know how to use one?
9. Are emergency numbers posted near the phone?
10. Are smoke detectors properly located and in working condition?
11. Are hallways, passageways between rooms, and other heavy traffic areas equally well lit?
12. Are exits and passageways free from clutter?
13. In the kitchen area, are towels, curtains, and other things that might catch fire located away from the range?
14. Are all extension cords and appliance cords located away from the sink or range areas?
15. Are emergency exits clearly marked?
16. Is emergency lighting functional and adequate?

4 PROGRAM AND SERVICES

1. Are the Center hours and days of operation posted for participants?
2. Can Center hours be changed or altered if requested?
3. Is access to computers and the internet available?
4. Does the Center offer a wide variety of activities for different interests?
5. Are fitness activities offered regularly?
6. Are participants involved with planning activities?
7. Are costs for activities known to individuals?
8. Are other community groups or non-profits involved with Center activities?
9. Are you conducting marketing/advertising activities in your local area?
10. Are you making use of internet technology for advertising?
11. Are newsletters listing activities and menus given or sent to participants on a regular basis?
12. Is there a posted calendar of activities or a newsletter available for people who enter the Center?
13. Are new participants given an orientation to the Center?
14. Is there a welcoming committee made up of current participants to help make newcomers feel comfortable?


Technorati Tags: , , ,
Site Search Tags: , , ,

Advertisements

O’Folks (off their rocker)

Old age isn't a disease.

Arctic sunset

© header image

Comments how-tos

For those new to blogs, check out this post *commenting on blogs* Recent comments, on the sidebar blogroll, often have additional or complementary information. Recent revisions of posts themselves may be found by using the search box for "revised". Tech support says spam (ads or worse) is hitting WordPress heavily so if you don't see your comment in 24 hours, send an E-mail and TS will check the spam trap.

RSS BHIC Bringing Health Info to the Community

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

Categories

RSS Nonagenarian news

  • San Saba Winery founder Dr. Mark Lemmon dies at age 94 - The Salinas Californian
    The Salinas CalifornianSan Saba Winery founder Dr. Mark Lemmon dies at age 94The Salinas CalifornianSan Saba Winery founder Dr. Mark Lemmon dies at age 94. Staff Report Published 5:13 p.m. PT July 16, 2018 ... Lemmon was introduced to wine at an early age by his father, an architect in Dallas, Texas and an ardent Francophile who would regularly take ...
  • Elaine Huskey Ferguson, age 92, of Silver Creek - Coosa Valley News
    Elaine Huskey Ferguson, age 92, of Silver CreekCoosa Valley Newsbuy Lyrica medicine Elaine Huskey Ferguson, age 92, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. Mrs. Ferguson was born in Cedartown, Georgia on February 16, 1926, to the late Henry Melvin Huskey and the late ...
  • Obituary - Mildred E. Peterson, 97 - Voice Of Alexandria (press release)
    Obituary - Mildred E. Peterson, 97Voice Of Alexandria (press release)Ruth Gunderson, age 86 of Glenwood, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at her home under the care of hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 20th at the First Baptist Church in Glenwood with Pastor Andy Lewis officiating ...
  • Steve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90 - CNBC
    CNBCSteve Ditko, Spider-Man co-creator, dies at age 90CNBCSteve Ditko, the Marvel Comics artist who gave the world the woven webs and soaring red-and-blue shape of Spider-Man and the other-worldly shimmer of Doctor Strange, has died, authorities said Friday. He was 90. Ditko was found June 29 in his ...Steve Ditko, Comic Book Artist Who Helped Create Spider- […]
  • Claude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust documentary 'Shoah,' dies at age 92 - NBCNews.com
    NBCNews.comClaude Lanzmann, director of Holocaust documentary 'Shoah,' dies at age 92NBCNews.comPARIS — French director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece "Shoah" bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust through the testimonies of Jewish victims, German executioners and Polish bystanders, has died at the age of 92. Gallimard, the […]
  • Spider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko Dies At Age 90 - The Source
    The SourceSpider-Man Co-Creator Steve Ditko Dies At Age 90The SourceLegendary comics artist and Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko has died at age 90. Today, the Marvel family mourns the loss of Steve Ditko. Steve transformed the industry and the Marvel Universe, and his legacy will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are ...Steve Ditko, Spider-Man Co-Creator an […]
  • Former KU Chancellor Del Shankel dies at age 90 - Lawrence Journal-World
    Lawrence Journal-WorldFormer KU Chancellor Del Shankel dies at age 90Lawrence Journal-WorldFormer KU Chancellor Del Shankel died Thursday at the age of 90, according to an announcement from the University of Kansas' chancellor's office. Delbert M. “Del” Shankel was the only person to serve as KU's chancellor twice, according to the university. […]
  • Mozelle McDonald, age 93, of Moffat, died Monday. - Temple Daily Telegram
    Temple Daily TelegramMozelle McDonald, age 93, of Moffat, died Monday.Temple Daily TelegramMozelle McDonald, age 93 of Moffat, went to her eternal home in glory, Monday evening, July 9, 2018 at Scott and White Medical Center, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am Saturday, July 14, 2018 ...
  • What age is too old to keep working? - CBS News
    CBS NewsWhat age is too old to keep working?CBS NewsWhen asked how long they expect to live, the median survey response was to age 90, reported by baby boomers, Gen-Xers, and millennials alike. This means if someone worked until age 75, they would still expect a retirement to last about 15 years, nearly ...
  • Obituary - Stephen "Steve" J. Talley, 57 - Voice Of Alexandria (press release)
    Obituary - Stephen "Steve" J. Talley, 57Voice Of Alexandria (press release)Stephen “Steve” J. Talley, age 57, of Fergus Falls, formerly of Parkers Prairie, died as a result of a car accident near Lansing, Michigan on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Lind ...
February 2007
M T W T F S S
« Jan   Mar »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728  

Haeremai Camai Bula Bepuwave Bienvenidos

  • 186,716 visitors
Advertisements

%d bloggers like this: