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Aging in Comm Minutes 2-6-14


Thursday, February 6, 20145:00-6:30 PM

Meeting Minutes

Present: Sandie Corr-Dolby, Betsy Corsiglia, Victoria Haeselbarth, TomHallahan, Mary Holmes, Peter Temple

Absent: Polly Brown, Gary Cogley, Diane Durawa, Nancy Langman, JuneManning, Paddy Moore

Chair Tom Hallahan called the meeting to order at 5:10 PM

I. Acceptance of January 23rd meeting minutes will be addressedat our next meeting.

II. Subcommittee Reports
a. Green House model
  • There is a scheduled trip for Wednesday, February 26th to attend an informational session at the Urban Greenhouse Complex in Chelsea, MA from 10 AM – 3PM. Victoria will organize this activity and alert others to pertinent details soon.
  • The Westwood Fox Hill/Greenhouse model will be contacted to schedule a visit there.
  • It is important that future investigations look at both the nursing home and assistive living options for Greenhouse model
        b. Othermodels
        • Caregiver Homes
                1. Enhanced Foster Adult Care is administered by MassHealth
  1.         2. There are approximately 6 individuals using this service on island
  2.         3. Person who is paid must live in, but it cannot be a spouse.
  3.         4. Must be MassHealth eligible to qualify for this service
  4.         5. The live-in will receive a stipend of approximately $660 month for lower level               of care and approximately $1200 for higher level of care.
  5.         6. Caregiver must document services delivered via computer program. Computer can        be lent to the individual
  6.         7. A nurse and social worker are assigned to each case.
c. Volunteers ‘Stop at Home’ and ‘Gatekeeper’ programs
  • This group continues to conduct an inventory of available services on-island
  • Gatekeeper is an elderly watch program, educating others to be mindful of elderly citizens in the community who may be in need of assistance.
  • It is important there are established interfaces between police, fire departments, and other community services.
  • Volunteers are needed to ‘stop at home’ of people who cannot get out.
  • ‘Seniors Helping Seniors’ is a program on the Cape, where abled seniors go into the homes of elderly in need.
        d. Technology
  • Peter will send us information on different technologies that are available for residents (i.e. LifeLine)
  • Peter also reported on a company, Senior Life Solutions, which is providing in-home tele-therapy, as an outpatient program. There is a licensed social worker from Florida (Suzette Smith) who is interested in starting such a Senior Life Solutions program on the island.
III. No old business

IV. No new business

V. Schedule next meeting
  1. Next two meetings will be held at the recreation room atWindemere:
  2. Thursday, February 13th, 12-1:30 PM
  3. Wednesday, February 19th, 5-6:30 PM
Meeting adjourned at 6:15 PM

Important Dates:
Please have all summaries and committee reports to Tom byWednesday, February 12th & 18th for dissemination for our nextmeetings.

**Wednesday, February 26th an informational session will be held atthe Urban Greenhouse Complex in Chelsea, MA from 10 AM – 3PM.

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