Showing posts with label sunshine club. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sunshine club. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Ariel Doggett on Supportive Day Care at the Senior Center - 12/20/22 (audio)

FM #696 = This is the Franklin Matters radio show, number 696 in the series. 

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Ariel Doggett. Ariel is currently the Supportive Day Coordinator for the Franklin Senior Center. Ariel and I recorded this in her office at the Senior Center. 

We talk about the Respite and Supportive Day program returned in person in September and is looking to expand by a couple of more members for now. 

The recording runs about 17 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Ariel.

Audio file ->


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Supportive Day program “The Sunshine Club” 


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Ariel Doggett on Supportive Day Care at the Senior Center
Ariel Doggett on Supportive Day Care at the Senior Center

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Senior Center: Sunshine Club (audio)

From the Franklin Town Council meeting 6/4/08

Time: 15 minutes, 32 seconds

MP3 File

My notes taken during the meeting can be found here

Supportive Day Program - Sunshine Club

Karen Alves, Director of Franklin Senior Center
supportive day care program
Patty O'Donnell, program coordinator

two grants support this program
program should be self-supporting within 1 year

operates from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday to Friday, full day or half-day

provides a break for caregivers

they do bowling, bean bag toss, watched I Love Lucy show today
has a "Mary Poppins" closet to help provide activities if they need an idea

most senior centers do require their folks to be self-sufficient
this provides another level of opportunity
do chair exercises, do sing-a-longs
open door policy unless they are making too much noise
they are part of the whole building

Whalen - can't imagine a nicer end to a busier day than to hear this
Alves - had only two rooms in the old building, the new has much more plus the outside space, all the seniors are very happy
Whalen - a reflection of the community is how they care for their oldest and youngest and this is a good sign
Bartlett - agrees with Whalen, is there a maximum number we can take?
Alves - we can take a max of ten, have 7 now, but can handle more with the part-time status
Bartlett - can some insurance help?
Alves - not a medical program, does fill a crack, should be sustaining within a few thousand just on the fees being generated

Patty says this is her dream job, taught at Tri-County for 15 years. When she saw the sign at the open house, she talked with Karen and things came together