Committee Leadership

Louis Colbert
Florastine Byarms

Committee Members

Louis Colbert
Florastine Byarms
Brian Duke
Scott Heinerichs

Notes and Updates

The Senior Well-Being Subcommittee held its first meeting on July 31st, 2018

Immediate and Long-term Goals

  • Include the voice of West Philadelphia by reaching out to community members
  • Create information centers utilizing: barbershops, beauty shops, grocery stores, gas stations, senior centers, faith-based institutions

Specific Senior Considerations

  • Fall Prevention
  • Isolation/ Loneliness/ Grief
  • Caregiver stress
  • Food Insecurity
  • Food security: assistance for individuals who do not qualify for food stamps but need help otherwise  
  • Normalization of common issues of aging (e.g. walking assistance, Access Cards, seeking financial assistance)
  • Providing guidance to help seniors meet all financial needs (house, bills, food, healthcare)

Meeting Dates

August 23rd, 2018

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