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Seniors Transition Policy Committee Report

Seniors Transition Policy Committee Report

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Seniors
 
Transition
 
Sub
Committee
 
Recommendation
 
Report
 
Presented
 
to
 
Mayor
 
Brown
 
on
 
August
 
8,
 
2011
 
Recommendations
 
1.
 
Consider
 
Seniors
 
in
 
Every
 
Decision:
 
As
 
an
 
overall
 
recommendation,
 
the
 
Committee
 
felt
 
the
 
Mayor
 
and
 
his
 
staff 
 
should
 
consider
 
services
 
to
 
seniors
 
on
 
a
 
larger
 
scale
 
than
 
any
 
particular
 
agency
 
or
 
arm
 
of 
 
City
 
government.
 
They
 
should
 
consider
 
the
 
effect
 
on
 
senior
 
quality
 
of 
 
life
 
in
 
all
 
decisions
 
taken
 
by
 
the
 
City,
 
including
 
transportation,
 
housing,
 
employment,
 
downtown
 
revitalization,
 
pedestrian
 
safety
 
and
 
other
 
areas.
 
Seniors
 
should
 
also
 
be
 
considered
 
as
 
a
 
resource
 
and
 
not
 
 just
 
as
 
a
 
population
 
with
 
special
 
needs.
 
Responsible
 
Organization:
 
Mayor’s
 
Office
 
Budgetary
 
Impact:
 
Indeterminate
 
Timeline:
 
Immediate
 
2.
 
Elevate
 
the
 
Importance
 
of 
 
Senior
 
Issues:
 
The
 
Adult
 
Services
 
Division
 
of 
 
the
 
Recreation
 
and
 
Community
 
Services
 
Department
 
is
 
the
 
primary
 
agency
 
of 
 
City
 
government
 
charged
 
with
 
providing
 
activities
 
and
 
programs
 
for
 
Jacksonville’s
 
senior
 
population.
 
With
 
a
 
budget
 
of 
 
 just
 
over
 
$7
 
million,
 
the
 
Division
 
has
 
95
 
full
time
 
and
 
10
 
part
time
 
employees.
 
It
 
operates
 
19
 
senior
 
centers
 
which
 
classes,
 
fitness
 
programs
 
and
 
recreational
 
opportunities,
 
and
 
serves
 
more
 
than
 
300,000
 
nutritious
 
meals
 
per
 
year.
 
It
 
also
 
offers
 
respite
 
care,
 
coordinates
 
volunteer
 
activities,
 
and
 
supports
 
the
 
Council
 
on
 
Elder
 
Affairs.
 
Generally,
 
services
 
are
 
available
 
to
 
residents
 
aged
 
60
 
or
 
older.
 
The
 
group
 
felt
 
strongly
 
that
 
the
 
head
 
of 
 
the
 
Division
 
should
 
report
 
directly
 
to
 
the
 
Mayor’s
 
Office
 
through
 
the
 
Chief 
 
Administrative
 
Officer.
 
This
 
would
 
elevate
 
the
 
importance
 
of 
 
senior
 
issues,
 
and
 
ensure
 
that
 
there
 
was
 
a
 
strong
 
advocate
 
for
 
seniors
 
“in
 
the
 
room”
 
when
 
decisions
 
are
 
made.
 
Responsible
 
Organization:
 
Mayor’s
 
Office
 
Budgetary
 
Impact:
 
Minimal
 
Timeline:
 
Short
 
Term
 
 
3.
 
Immediate
 
Organizational
 
Changes:
 
In
 
the
 
short
 
term,
 
the
 
Administration
 
Sub
Committee
 
recommended
 
two
 
other
 
changes
 
to
 
the
 
organization
 
of 
 
the
 
Adult
 
Services
 
Division.
 
First,
 
in
 
order
 
to
 
improve
 
efficiency
 
and
 
accountability,
 
all
 
of 
 
the
 
custodial
 
positions
 
should
 
be
 
consolidated
 
under
 
a
 
single
 
supervisor.
 
Second,
 
responsibility
 
for
 
planning
 
and
 
conducting
 
dedicated
 
events
 
aimed
 
at
 
the
 
senior
 
population
 
should
 
be
 
moved
 
back
 
to
 
the
 
Adult
 
Services
 
Division,
 
along
 
with
 
the
 
required
 
staff.
 
This
 
change
 
would
 
improve
 
responsiveness
 
and
 
coordination,
 
and
 
make
 
sure
 
that
 
the
 
events
 
are
 
relevant
 
to
 
the
 
needs
 
of 
 
seniors.
 
Finally,
 
there
 
are
 
currently
 
at
 
least
 
five
 
vacant
 
staff 
 
positions
 
in
 
the
 
Division
 
which
 
should
 
be
 
filled
 
immediately.
 
Responsible
 
Organization:
 
Adult
 
Services
 
Division
 
Budgetary
 
Impact:
 
Minimal
 
Timeline:
 
Short
 
Term
 
4.
 
Develop
 
an
 
integrated
 
communications
 
campaign
 
with
 
a
 
Communications
 
Coordinator
 
to
 
implement
 
it:
 
Seniors
 
in
 
Jacksonville
 
face
 
a
 
fragmented
 
landscape
 
of 
 
services
 
designed
 
to
 
improve
 
their
 
quality
 
of 
 
life,
 
with
 
information
 
that
 
is
 
usually
 
adequate,
 
but
 
not
 
highly
 
visible.
 
There
 
is
 
a
 
limited
 
sense
 
of 
 
the
 
“Elder
 
Community”
 
in
 
activities,
 
opportunities
 
and
 
lifestyles.
 
The
 
City
 
needs
 
to
 
expand
 
its
 
efforts
 
to
 
communicate
 
with
 
seniors,
 
using
 
proven
 
methods
 
as
 
well
 
as
 
new
 
technology.
 
The
 
Senior
 
Guide
 
was
 
cited
 
as
 
a
 
good
 
publication,
 
but
 
not
 
enough
 
copies
 
are
 
produced.
 
The
 
monthly
 
Vintage
 
Grapevine
 
newsletter
 
was
 
discontinued
 
for
 
budgetary
 
reasons.
 
At
 
the
 
same
 
time,
 
the
 
City
 
can
 
help
 
seniors
 
take
 
advantage
 
of 
 
new
 
technology,
 
by
 
expanding
 
the
 
low
cost
 
cell
 
phone
 
program
 
and
 
efforts
 
to
 
train
 
seniors
 
in
 
new
 
communications
 
technology
 
like
 
social
 
networks.
 
Finally,
 
there
 
are
 
areas
 
where
 
the
 
City
 
or
 
another
 
agency
 
provides
 
services,
 
but
 
many
 
seniors
 
are
 
not
 
aware
 
or
 
have
 
trouble
 
finding
 
the
 
specific
 
information
 
they
 
need.
 
For
 
example
 
the
 
City
 
or
 
JTA
 
could
 
develop
 
a
 
transportation
 
information
 
center,
 
which
 
would
 
help
 
seniors
 
figure
 
out
 
how
 
to
 
take
 
advantage
 
of 
 
existing
 
programs
 
like
 
JTA
 
Connection
 
and
 
the
 
Community
 
Shuttle.
 
As
 
another
 
example,
 
the
 
Fire
 
Department
 
has
 
a
 
program
 
offering
 
free
 
smoke
 
detectors
 
to
 
seniors,
 
but
 
many
 
people
 
are
 
not
 
aware
 
of 
 
it.
 
There
 
should
 
be
 
an
 
Assistant
 
Director
 
of 
 
Communications
 
responsible
 
for
 
implementing
 
the
 
Communications
 
Plan,
 
who
 
would
 
report
 
directly
 
to
 
the
 
Director
 
of 
 
Adult
 
Services.
 
Responsible
 
Organization:
 
Adult
 
Services
 
Division
 
 
Budgetary
 
Impact:
 
Indeterminate
 
Timeline:
 
Short
 
Term
 
5.
 
Strategically
 
Evaluate
 
Current
 
Organization
 
and
 
Services:
 
A
 
thorough
 
study
 
should
 
be
 
conducted
 
to
 
strategically
 
evaluate
 
the
 
current
 
structure
 
of 
 
the
 
Adult
 
Services
 
Division.
 
The
 
Division
 
must
 
have
 
clear
 
lines
 
of 
 
authority
 
and
 
responsibility,
 
which
 
the
 
current
 
organizational
 
chart
 
does
 
not
 
provide.
 
The
 
Committee
 
recommends
 
the
 
attached
 
organizational
 
chart.
 
There
 
would
 
be
 
three
 
Sections,
 
one
 
with
 
overall
 
responsibility
 
for
 
senior
 
centers,
 
one
 
for
 
programs,
 
and
 
one
 
administrative
 
led
 
by
 
a
 
Fiscal
 
Officer.
 
There
 
should
 
be
 
an
 
Assistant
 
Director
 
of 
 
Communications
 
who
 
would
 
report
 
directly
 
to
 
the
 
Director
 
of 
 
Adult
 
Services.
 
A
 
Volunteer
 
Coordinator
 
would
 
ensure
 
that
 
the
 
Division
 
can
 
attract,
 
retain
 
and
 
take
 
advantage
 
of 
 
the
 
efforts
 
of 
 
high
 
quality
 
volunteers.
 
This
 
study
 
should
 
also
 
re
evaluate
 
all
 
functions
 
to
 
consider
 
whether
 
outsourcing
 
is
 
appropriate
 
or
 
not.
 
For
 
example,
 
there
 
should
 
be
 
an
 
analysis
 
done
 
on
 
whether
 
the
 
City
 
should
 
continue
 
to
 
contract
 
for
 
congregate
 
meals
 
or
 
prepare
 
the
 
meals
 
itself.
 
The
 
study
 
should
 
incorporate
 
polling
 
of 
 
senior
 
clients
 
and
 
potential
 
clients
 
in
 
its
 
methodology.
 
Responsible
 
Organization:
 
Adult
 
Services
 
Division
 
Budgetary
 
Impact:
 
Indeterminate
 
Timeline:
 
Medium
 
Term
 
6.
 
Help
 
Every
 
Senior
 
Feel
 
Safe
 
in
 
His
 
or
 
Her
 
Home:
 
Improved
 
communication
 
from
 
the
 
City,
 
Police
 
and
 
Fire
 
Departments
 
could
 
help
 
seniors
 
take
 
advantage
 
of 
 
existing
 
programs
 
(like
 
the
 
free
 
smoke
 
detector
 
program
 
mentioned
 
above).
 
In
 
areas
 
where
 
many
 
seniors
 
live,
 
infrastructure
 
upgrades
 
may
 
be
 
needed,
 
such
 
as
 
additional
 
street
 
lighting
 
or
 
cross
 
walks
 
that
 
give
 
increased
 
time
 
to
 
cross.
 
Finally,
 
the
 
City
 
should
 
consider
 
a
 
program
 
to
 
provide
 
emergency
 
call
 
buttons
 
to
 
seniors
 
who
 
reach
 
a
 
certain
 
age.
 
Responsible
 
Organizations:
 
Adult
 
Services
 
Division,
 
Public
 
Works
 
Department,
 
Jacksonville
 
Fire
 
&
 
Rescue
 
Department,
 
Jacksonville
 
Sheriff’s
 
Office
 
Budgetary
 
Impact:
 
Indeterminate
 
Timeline:
 
Medium
 
Term
 
7.
 
Encourage
 
New
 
Development
 
to
 
Include
 
“Aging
 
in
 
Place”
 
Options,
 
Especially
 
in
 
the
 
Downtown
 
Core:
 
Jacksonville
 
must
 
position
 
itself 
 
to
 
offer
 
quality
 
“aging
 
in
 
place”
 

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