The FCOA Conference was held August 19-21 in Orlando, and FASC was well represented! An intensive discussing Standards of Excellence and accreditation was held before the conference began, a track of sessions ran throughout the conference, and the Flo Goldmann Award was presented at the closing session. Thanks to everyone in attendance for making the conference a resounding success!
Congratulations to Mary Jo McKay (Hillsborough County Aging Services) and Terry McGannon (Friendship Center) who received awards during the NISC Leo Laks Luncheon at the NCOA Conference!
In the photos, the awards are presented by Maureen O'Leary, NISC Program Manager. http://bit.ly/2LxAd1M
The Flo Goldmann Award is given each year to a FASC member organization which demonstrates distinguished service by a Senior Center. The award is named after Florence Goldmann, a passionate champion for seniors and Florida's senior centers. The award will be presented at the upcoming FCOA Conference and FASC will take nominations from May 1 - June 28, 2019. If you would like to nominate a Senior Center for this prestigious award, please download the nomination form below and submit it via email or hard copy to:
Kristy Carter, CTRS
Tallahassee Senior Center
1400 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
* All nomination forms must be RECEIVED by June 14
Check out this awesome music video from the Sunshine Senior Center and City of St. Pete!
At the Annual FASC Workshops held Feb. 21 and 22 in Winter Springs, the following officers were elected to fill a two year term effective immediately:
President – Kristy Carter, Tallahassee Senior Center
Vice President – Sue Richerson, St. John’s County Council on Aging
Secretary – Rachel Cataldo, Gulfport Senior Center
Treasurer – Sheila Salyer, Tallahassee Senior Center
PSA District Representatives were reaffirmed or appointed as follows:
PSA 1: Jeremy Street, Pensacola
PSA 2: Jo Hart, Tallahassee
PSA 3. Janice Hale, Citrus County
PSA 4. David Wunder, Jacksonville
PSA 5. Lynette Buchanan, Pinellas County
PSA 6. Francine Brea-Nieto, Hillsborough County
PSA 7. Sheryl Fleming, Renaissance Senior Center
PSA 8. Tom Harlow, Senior Friendship Center
PSA 9. Jared Policano, Palm Beach
PSA 10. Karin Diaz, Margate
PSA 11. Fabian Desrouleaux, Miami
We’re so excited about our workshops coming up this week. There are some great topics that are sure to generate further discussion and action once you get back home. We appreciate your time in attending the workshop as well as your support for furthering the excellence of senior center programming.
Attached is the final training agenda. We’ll have copies at the workshop, so don’t worry about bringing one. Dinner will be a delicious affair at a very nice Italian restaurant near the hotel. Heads up: You’ll have dinner paid for, but you’ll need to pay for your own beverages.
If any of you would like to bring a door prize, that would be absolutely fantastic and much appreciated! Just makes it a little more fun at the end of a workshop, don’t you think?
FASC Officers and Representatives are excited to talk and network with all of you! A special thanks to Julie Trujillo for organizing all of the fine details. See you Thursday!
"Let's go to the park!" When you read that line, whose voice comes to mind? Is it a child wanting to go to the playground? Parents planning a picnic? What about programs being offered by parks and recreation? The reality is that most people don't think about older adults when they read this line. This is because of ageism expressed toward and by the older adult population. Read the Article here: Parks and Recreation Magazine