Elder Interview

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ELDERLY AGENCY INTERVIEW
CONTACT INFORMATION:
SOUTH RICHMOND ADULT DAY CARE CENTER
1500 HULL STREET
RICHMOND, VA. 23224
CENTRAL OFFICE: 804-231-9306
THIS INTERVIEW IS PERTAINING TO ISSUES, SERVICES, AND PROGRAMS THAT INVOLVES THE OLDER CITIZENS IN OUR COMMUNITIES, AS WELL AS DISCUSSION ON MATTERS THAT CONCERN AND COULD BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE TO THEM. THIS INTERVIEW ALSO DWELLS ON WHAT ADDICTIONAL SERVICES OR NEW SERVICES ARE NEEDED TO PROVIDE FOR THOSE UNMET NEEDS OF OLDER PEOPLE. WHICH I WILL OBTAIN THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO ANSWER THESE AND OTHER QUESTIONS THAT I FEEL IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE. MY AIM IS TO INTERVIEW THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SANDRA ROLLINS, MSSW.

THIS INTERVIEW BEGAN AT 2:00PM JUNE 25, 2010, THROUGH OUR FORMAL INTRODUCTION AND TO EXPLAIN WHO I WAS AND MY REASON FOR BEING THEIR, AFTER THE INTRODUCTION, AND MY DISCLOSURE OF TAKING A GERONTOLOGY CLASS AT REYNOLDS UNDER THE TUTILEDGE OF MS. PAMELA RATLIFF, MSSW. MS. ROLLINS TOLD ME SHE HAS BEEN IN YOUR COMPANY AND KNOWS YOU PERSONALLY. I GAVE MS. ROLLINS A COPY OF THE QUESTIONS I WAS GOING TO ASK TO GIVE HER A HEADS UP. MS. ROLLINS WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND MADE ME FEEL QUITE AT EASE IN THE INTERVIEW, HER ANSWERS WAS VERY UNDERSTANDABLE AND TO THE POINT. I FELT HER EMPATHY FOR THE ELDERLY AND HER SINCERITY AND HONESTY WAS TRANSFERRABLE FROM HER SPEECH AND BODY LANGUAGE AND EMOTIONS, CAME FROM HER GLOWINGLY. I FELT THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS I WANT TO BE A HELPER IN THE HUMAN SERVICES FIELD TO BE ABLE TO EXPRESS THE WAY I FEEL FROM THE WAY I TALK AND GESTURE. SHE BEGAN TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AS SHE FELT THE NEED IN NO SPECIFIC ORDER. HER FIRST QUESTION WAS. 1.WHAT IS THE AGENCY’S MISSION AND PURPOSE?

RESPONSE: OUR MISSION IS TO ENHANCE THE HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE OF OLDER ADULTS AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES BY PROVIDING A STRUCTURED SUPPORTIVE AND ENRICHING ENVIRONMENT. ANOTHER TIDBIT IS THAT 35 YEARS AGO FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH IS ONE OF THE FOUNDING ORGANIZATIONS THAT STARTED THE...
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