Field Education Sites

SeniorsConnect

202 Erie Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 491-6650
Email: pollyallen@comcast.net

Contact Person(s):

Dr. Polly Allen

Organization Description:

SeniorConnect, Inc. is a dynamic non-profit organization whose mission is to train and support potential community builders in urban neighborhoods. It prepares selected elders to be peer-leaders by assisting them to convene intergenerational teams of support around themselves.

SeniorsConnect runs programs that enable a growing number of elders to:

* take full charge of their lives physically and inter-personally,

* join forces with other elders and younger allies,

* lead in the development of intergenerational cooperation at the neighborhood level.

In each of our workshop sessions, SeniorsConnect trainers lead activities that assist elders to stretch themselves interpersonally, intellectually, and physically. SeniorsConnect workshops are typically offered at urban elder housing sites, healthcare facilities, and religious institutions in Cambridge and Greater Boston.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The student will have a close working relationship with SeniorsConnect's Executive Director, Board, and other volunteers. Her/his duties include assistance conducting Seniors Connect workshops. In addition, duties will include community outreach to elders, curriculum development (print and electronic formats) and aspects of general agency management. Fluency in a second language is an asset.

Commute/Transportation Information:

No information provided.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning

Supervision:

Weekly sessions with executive director of agency.

Additional Information:

Number of Students: 1

Total Compensation: $4000.00

Type of Compensation: work study

Additional Notes: This agency was previously known as Neighborhood Elder Lead, Inc.

Site unavailable 2009-2010.

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