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Greater Springfield Senior Services has experienced growth and success over the past several years as a result of the dedication, talent, and skill that each of our staff members has brought to our organization. The positive impact that GSSSI has had on the community has been because of the high standards our team brings as individuals. In a continuous effort to attract a work force of staff who best fit within our culture of quality and care, we work meticulously to find those individuals who align best with our values and can develop within our model of services. This process has once again brought together a group of amazing professionals that we are incredibly thrilled to announce as the newest additions to our leadership team. Please welcome Greater Springfield Senior Services new AAA Director, Nutrition Program Director, and Information and Referral Department Supervisor.

Anna Randall, AAA Director
Anna has been a part of the Greater Springfield Senior Services team for the past 12 years. Anna began her career with GSSSI first as an Options Counselor and then as a Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support specialist working to assist individuals within the community by connecting them with available elder support resources. Anna is also a founding member of the Springfield Dementia Friendly Coalition, and has been a Certified Dementia Practitioner since 2017. Anna is transitioning to her new position as AAA Director from her role as supervisor of GSSSI's Information and Referral department. As the new AAA Director, Anna will be conducting comprehensive needs assessment every three years to develop an area plan to address the needs of adults sixty (60) years and older within the twelve cities and towns in GSSSI’s catchment area. In addition, she will oversee GSSSI's Nutrition program (i.e. Meals on Wheels), Title III grant oversight, Evidenced Based Trainings, and the Long Term Care Ombudsman programs.   
Katherine Senn, Nutrition Program Director
Katherine  “Kate” Senn has been selected as the new Nutrition Program Director.  Kate comes to GSSSI with over thirty (30) years of senior dining leadership experience.  Kate was previously employed by Sodexo for twenty-eight (28) years prior to starting her new position at GSSSI.  Kate will oversee the delivery of 1400 home delivered meals to residents throughout the twelve cities and towns, and eight Grab’n go meal sites (serving over 1100 meals daily) and eventually, the congregate meal sites once reopened. 
Brenda Labbe, Information and Referral Supervisor
Brenda Labbe has been a part of the Greater Springfield Senior Services team since June 2012. Brenda began with us as an Information and Referral specialist helping to direct consumers to the most appropriate services within the agency and in some cases to resources available within the community. Over the past 8 years Brenda has expanded her role within the organization by becoming GSSSI’s Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Specialist. Within this role, Brenda excelled as one of the State's premiere MFCS Specialists often being presented as a leader and key advocate for the MFCS community. We are excited to see Brenda bring the same professional success she experienced as a MFCS specialist to her new role as supervisor of GSSSI’s Information and Referral department.
 
"Senior Days" at the RMV
Throughout the month of September, every Wednesday, individuals visiting their local RMV will have the opportunity to learn more about how to access support services or food assistance in their community. Professionals from local Aging Services agencies will be present to provide information and answer questions related to various resources available to older adults. Listed below are the hours and participating locations:

8:00 AM - 1:00 PM:
  • Springfield RMV
  • Watertown RMV
  • Leominster RMV
 
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM:
  • Danvers RMV
  • New Bedford RMV
  • South Yarmouth RMV
    Click here for a copy of the "MassOptions" information flyer
 

GSSSI Current Job Openings
(Click on the job title below for further details)

https://gsssi.applicantpro.com/jobs/

GSSSI wants to acknowledge and give thanks to individuals, businesses, and community partners that have donated to our programs during the current pandemic. Through the generosity of donors, GSSSI is able to meet the increased needs being placed upon older adults and persons with disabilities during this pandemic. Donations have allowed us the opportunity to expand our capability for purchasing additional KN-95 masks for our Home Delivered Meal Drivers, purchasing additional food supplies for the community, and acquiring technology to assist in remote services. 

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