Oct
13

Job Opening: SRC Program Director

The Senior Resource Center is looking for a new Program Director! The following is the job description for this part-time position. Please send resumes to info@ srcnj.org.

Position Summary:

The Senior Resource Center (SRC) is a non-profit organization that serves the senior citizens of Chester, Long Valley and surrounding areas. The SRC Program Director is responsible for planning, coordination, supervision and communication of programs and activities at the SRC Senior Center and within the surrounding community. The Director also provides individual support to seniors by identifying resources and linking seniors to existing services. The position reports to the President of the Senior Resource Center Board of Trustees and is part time up to 20 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, coordinates and evaluates a variety of health, wellness and educational programs for senior citizens.
  2. Schedules and publicizes SRC programs including development and distribution of flyers, emails, website updates and social media posts.
  3. Maintains positive working relationships with various community organizations and local government to maximize effectiveness of programs and SRC visibility.
  4. Acts as an advocate for senior citizens by providing information, referrals, resources and assistance on benefits and services available to them.
  5. Continually assesses senior and caregiver needs, with the goal of developing responsive programming.
  6. Provides administrative support for all Senior Center programming. 
  7. Assists in SRC fundraising events, including Festival of Trees and Wine and Dine event.
  8. Prepares monthly progress report for the SRC Board of Trustees on program operations.
  9. Participates in regular meetings of the SRC Board of Trustees.

Qualifications:

  1.  Graduation from a four-year college with a degree in recreation, geriatrics, social work, communications or closely related field, or three years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Caring and patient personality who can work closely with senior citizens.
  4. Computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, various social networking platforms, and ability to learn how to update content on WordPress website.
  5. Use of personal automobile is required.   

To Apply:

For more information, please contact Margaret Otterburn or Mary Murphy at 908-879-2202 or info@srcnj.org.  Please send resumes to info@srcnj.org

Oct
13

Washington Twp Virtual Lunch n Learn 12 pm on 10/26

Join the Dietitians from ShopRite for a virtual Lunch & Learn on Monday, October 26 at 12 pm. During this presentation the Dietitians will be discussing the function of our immune system, how to balance your nutrition, the vitamins and minerals needed to help our immune system and the importance of staying active! Lunch ‘n’ Learn is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all. This session will be held live over Zoom. Please register so we can send you a link to attend. PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email william.haggis@wtpl.org so it can be resent.

Aug
29

OUTDOOR Exercise Class Schedule

Now taking registration for the following dates and times.  Please email or call the SRC at 879-2202 to pre-register.  Please indicate what class and date you are signing up for.  No walk-ins will be allowed. Classes will not be held if raining.

Tuesday, October 13, 20 ,27
Chair Yoga with Lisa –  9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. 

Thursday, October 15, 22, 29
Pilates with Lisa –  9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

QiGong with Renee – 10 am to 11 am

Please read COVID19 guidelines below which will be enforced for all OUTDOOR SRC programs.

The following guidelines have been put into place for everyone’s safety. Please read carefully. 

1. All classes will have limited capacity in order to maintain 6ft social distancing.

2. Registration will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

3. Pre-registration is required (NO walk-ins will be allowed) Call or email the SRC to pre-register.

4. Due to lack of space please advise if a cancellation is needed.

5. A face mask MUST be worn at all times.

6. There will be NO water/coffee served.  Please bring your own beverage.

7. Participants MUST bring your own Yoga Mats.

8. Chairs will be available but please feel free to bring your own.

9. Bathrooms will be available if needed.  (Sanitizing wipes provided to wipe down door handles)

10. All classes are a $2.00 suggested donation 

Aug
17

Outdoor Classes – Starting on Aug 25th

OUTDOOR Classes – Starting on Tuesday, August 25th – Please read carefully!!
Chair Yoga with Lisa – Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

QiGong with Renee – Tuesday, August 25, 2020 – 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Pilates with Lisa – Thursday, August 27, 2020 – 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.  

The following procedures have been put into place for everyone’s safety.

1. All classes will have limited capacity in order to maintain 6ft social distancing.

2. Registration will be taken on a first come first serve basis.

3. Pre-registration is required (NO walk-ins will be allowed)


4. Due to lack of space please advise if a cancellation is needed.

5. A face mask MUST be worn at all times.

6. There will be NO water/coffee served.  Please bring your own beverage.

7. Participants MUST bring your own Yoga Mats.

8. Chairs will be available but please feel free to bring your own.

Registration is now OPEN!!  Can’t wait to see you!!!

Aug
04

Chester Library Zoom Lunch n Learn

September 14th at 12 noon

Author // Martha Toledo
Posted in // News

ANDREA CAPITA, ESQ. PRESENTS:
LEARNING THE IMPORTANCE OF
ESTATE PLANNING FROM COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of
American into a state of heightened awareness
regarding their health and safety. We have all learned
that pandemics do not discriminate against age and we
all need to assess our legal, financial, and most
importantly, medical affairs.
Now more than ever, Americans need to consider
adding the protections that a Healthcare Directive, Living
Will, Financial Power of Attorney and Last Will and
Testament provide you and your loved ones.

This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all. The session will be held live over ZOOM. Please register with the Chester Library to receive a link to attend. 

Aug
04

Washington Twp. Library Zoom Lunch n Learn

AUGUST 24TH AT 12 NOON

ANDREA CAPITA, ESQ. PRESENTS:
LEARNING THE IMPORTANCE OF
ESTATE PLANNING FROM COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced millions of
American into a state of heightened awareness
regarding their health and safety. We have all learned
that pandemics do not discriminate against age and we
all need to assess our legal, financial, and most
importantly, medical affairs.
Now more than ever, Americans need to consider
adding the protections that a Healthcare Directive, Living
Will, Financial Power of Attorney and Last Will and
Testament provide you and your loved ones.

This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all. The session will be held live over ZOOM. Please register with the Washington Twp. Library to receive a link to attend. PLEASE NOTE: The link to attend will be emailed to you at least 24 hours in advance. If you have not received it by then, please check your spam folder. If it is not there, please email william.haggis@wtpl.org so it can be resent.

Jul
18

Chester Library Zoom Lunch n Learn – August

Please stay tuned for more information regarding our Chester Library Zoom Lunch n Learn coming in August.

Jul
03

Washington Twp. Library Zoom Lunch n Learn – July

Lunch ‘n’ Learn: “Fighting Food Waste – Helping the Environment & Your Food Budget”Monday, July 27 at Noon Surprisingly, food waste contributes 10% of greenhouse gases. Food in our kitchens that is wasted often ends up in plastic garbage bags decomposing in landfills releasing methane gas. Methane is a much more potent contributor to global climate change than carbon dioxide. Importantly, food waste costs us money too. Join Cathy Segal to learn how to save money in your food budget with 5 simple strategies that reduce what we are throwing away in the trash. This program is sponsored by the Senior Resource Center and is free and open to all. The session will be held live over Zoom. Please register so we can send you a link to attend. Click here to sign up: http://wtpl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=18047.

Jun
24

Stay tuned for our next Zoom Lunch n Learn – July

I am very happy to report that our first virtual Lunch n Learn was a great success. A great big thank you to Will from Washington Township Library for hosting and to Cathy Segal for another great presentation.

Please stay tuned for more information regarding our July Virtual Lunch n Learn

Jun
03

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Ginny a wife, mom, grandmother, retired teacher from Long Valley Middle School and an active member of the Senior Resource Center in Chester wanted to do something to help first responders who were irritated by the elastic of face masks around their ears.  She saw a design for an extender which allows the elastic bands to attach, not to the ears,  but with a buttoned strip behind the head.  She began making them for family and friends, and when they were a hit, soon was making many more for workers at several hospitals in New Jersey and North Carolina.

Ginny said that this project has helped get her through this trying time, and it has surely helped others feel more comfortable and less stressed during their long hours of service.  She added that without the help of neighbors donating buttons and helping to sew them on the extenders she wouldn’t have been so successful in this joint effort.  We thank her for her acts of kindness.

Although Ginny does not have any more buttons to distribute completed extenders, she does have plenty crocheted strips.  If you or anyone you know would like the strips (buttons not included), please contact the Senior Resource Center in Chester at (908) 879-2202

In addition, please contact the Senior Resource Center if anyone would like to donate buttons, Ginny is in need of ¾ to 1 inch flat buttons.  

Volunteers Wanted

The Senior Resource Center (SRC) is always searching for community members interested in assisting with the daily operations of our great program.  Contact us here.


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