In a nutshell, it is a group of people working to enhance the ability of the older residents to remain in their neighborhoods and contribute to the life of the Village.
Restoring neighborliness is at the core of the project.
The lead organization in the partnership is Shorewood's Elder Services Advisory Board. Funding is provided by the Village of Shorewood.
Four work groups have been formed to address some of the initial concerns of older adults. To date, over 50 people have been involved in the partnership[, including residents, government, churches and businesses.
Elizabeth Price, Director of the Shorewood Senior Resource Center and Sue Kelly, Consultant provide staff support to the project.
In the first four months, the partnership has:
Planned the installation of countdown timer lights, donated by the Shorewood's Men Club for the intersection of Oakland & Edgewood,
Developed a cellphone/text messaging class for seniors through the Shorewood Recreation Department,
Successfully solicited Roundy's Corporation to designate two “Senior Parking” spaces at Pick 'N Save,
Mailed polling place information alerting frail residents of a handicapped-accessible entrance at Atwater School and promoting the use of absentee ballots.
The partnership is working on developing:
“Shorewood Connects,” a morning of yard work on November 8th linking students and other volunteers with older adults in need of assistance,
A door-to-door outreach program to connect vulnerable. isolated older adults with people and with resources.
Many more things! Call or send an email for more information about how you can become involved. C/O Shorewood Resource Center, 2010 Shorewood Blvd., Shorewood. WI 53211; 414-847-2727 * firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.