On May 22, the James City County Department of Social Services provided a Senior Resource Expo for Parker View residents. Entitled Got Plans?, the program provided an opportunity for residents to learn about community resources from local experts. Goals were to educate participants, connect them with programs and services, and to assist them in utilizing those resources to plan for the future.
Included in the guest panel were representatives from JCC Social Services (Adult Protective Services and Benefit Services), Faith in Action, Peninsula Agency on Aging, JCC Police Department, JCC Parks and Rec, and JCC Fire and EMS. Each guest gave a brief overview of their program, and a question and answer session followed.
At the end of the session, residents were treated to a box lunch from Subway. During lunch, residents were able to socialize with each other and the guest presenters. Participants left with a better understanding of local resources, as well as the names of contact people to help them access those services. Results happen when communities pull together to make life easier for our seniors!