Box 21, Folder 43, Document 11

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SFirst Annual Keport
March /967

Good health, independence and freedom from
poverty for persons of any age, but espec-
ially for the elderly, depend upon these
necessities of daily living:

Adequate Income Recreation

Satisfactory Housing Useful Service

Nutritious Diet Continuing Education
Adequate Rest Citizen Participation
Sufficient Exercise Friends

Regular Health Checkups




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Our President said recently, "We should look upon the
growing number of older citizens not as a problem or a
burden for our democracy, but as an opportunity to
enrich our lives and, through them, the lives of all
of us".

Senior Citizen Services has accepted this challenge.
Working with other interested individuals and organi-
zations in the Metropolitan Atlanta Area, we can reach
the goal which the President has established.

My work with Senior Citizen Services, and with the
Community Council's committee that recommended the
central agency, has been most rewarding. Much of the
satisfaction comes from seeing things actually happen—
seeing movement and growth. To talk about needs and
opportunities is one thing. To do something about them
is quite another.

The Board of Trustees is pleased and proud to have been

able to move beyond the realm of concern and move into

the area of service and the enrichment of human lives.
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Board of Trustees

Annual lNeeting Pacaker Crecutiirve Director's, Raoort-

William C. Pitch is Executive Director John W. Gardner, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare commenting of
for National and International Relations the President's message on older Americans to the Congress in January
of the American Association of Retired said:
Persons, the National Retired Teachers
Association, and the Association of
Retired Persons International. Prior
to rhe appointment to his present posi-
tions, he was Director of the Special
Staff on Aging in the Department of
ucation and Welfare, and Staff
for the White House Conference Senior Citizen Services exiatsa in this community tc help give impetus an
direction in behalf of the local effort aimed at achieving this goal, The
combined efforts of the President, the Congreas, the Department
Mr. Fitch served in respongible positions Education and Welfare and its Administration on Aging, state ©
Social Security Administration on Aging and others are partially negated if the local communi
mF ars a a year in Israel Prepared to share the responsibility.
Social Insur-
or to the National insurance "Meeting the Challenge of the Later Years" is the theme for Senior
Month this year. The colder person will neet the challenge
the way that the community where he lives meets its challenge.

“We wish our older people to be free from want. We wish them to be
as healthy and vigorous as the infirmities of age will permit. fut
we want much, much more than that. Our long-range goal—and here's
where the experimental programs come in—is to help our older
Americans to live full and interesting lives, to contribute, to
participate. to share in the life of the communi =

Planning 15 important but we cannot “meet the challenge
Planning alone. We need to know the community, to know th
living there. We need to know more about the group:
and help them measure their effectiveness in the 1
We need to know the attitudes of
community toward its Senior Cit

and we need to help shape posit
=. TSeck a owEt rm extensivel: for publications in the field of sain attitudes. We need to identify 4
n ® Ere i ltant to members c clarify problema. We must select
er *% mnt = r al ce rtees we & fany state and national certain problems, arrive at a plan
Fiariéat:at of action, implement the plan and
¢ ‘ ly ‘aluate the entire pro- =
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{ munities are for people-including

older people. Opportunities which we 4 f \
are creating toc not just for
today's Senior Ci ; are

for all of

gome day.
ve it or not.

The need for change, the incentive
for change and t ools for change
are here now? tat does Atlanta
want €6 do about it

MULTI-SERVICE CENTERS — Contract with E.0O.A. . ,
ee FOSTER GRANDPARENTS PROJECT - National Demonstration

Jointly Administered by Administration on Aging and
Office of Economic Opportunity

The objective of the Multi-service Center Project
is the attainment of the maximum degree of indep-
endence and the highest level of good health for
as long a period of time as possible by low-income
elderly persons. This requires the combined know-
ledge and skills of many disciplines and the
utilization of all available community resources.
The major emphasis of program planning is to in-
crease earning opportunities; improve standards
of living under limited income conditions, and
improve the quality of living by utilizing appro-
Priate health and welfare resources.

The Foster Grandparent Project is designed to employ
persons over 60 in a service role to institutionalized
children. Foster Grandparents work on a part-time
basis at Grady Memorial Hospital, the Fulton County
Juvenile Court Shelter, and Carrie Steele-Pitts Home.
They receive the minimum wage and other benefits for
their services.

Beneficiaries are both the older persons employed as
Foster Grandparents and the children with whom they
are working. During 1966 fifty-eight persons have
been employed as Foster Grandparents. There are
thirty-six authorized positions. The additional
persons serve as substitutes in the event of the
absence of the regular Foster Grandparent and as re-
placements for those leaving the Project.

Services offered fall into the following general
categories: Recreation-Continuing Education-
Training; Health Maintenance; Counseling.

Three Center Statistical Summary 1966:
Average No. Times Service Offered

Average Daily Attendance ...... bere
Average No. Participants Per Month ...
Average No. Different Persons
Receiving Service Per Month ..-.,-..-.

On November 29, 1966, Senior Citizen Services initiated a limited demonstration
project combining the elements of an information center and a gift shop.

The Center serves as a convenient location for providing information and it
provides to Senior Citizens of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area an outlet for
selling at a profit articles which they create, thus increasing income and
enabling this group to satisfy the need for productive work and constructive
use of leisure time.

Approximately $1,200.00 in sales has been realized in the three months of
Operation. Ninety percent of this money goes directly to the Senior Citizens

whose consignment articles have been sold and ten percent is retained by the
Gift Shop to cover operating expenses.

SFinanciak sSummany


Foster Grandparents § 80,787.50 Foster Grandparents § 11,529.65

Multi-Service Centers 113,091.72 Multi-Service Centers 11,811.89

Senior Citizen Services 17,016.09 Senior Citizen Services 769.00

TOTAL INCOME $ 210,895.31 TOTAL ASSETS $_ 24,110.54


Salaries Executive & Assts. $ 88,812.62
Foster Grandparents Wages 35,290.59 Federal & State
Social Security & Retirement 3,369.89 Withholding Tax $ 1,259.43
Auditing 2,696.48
Travel 6,533.19 F.I.C.A. Payable 633.72
Space Cost 3,015.30
Office Supplies 4,083.79 TOTAL LIABILITIES $1,893.15
Educational & Program Supplies 6,790.68 ——<—
Clothing & Bedding 500.75
Purchase/Rental of Equipment 14,135.16 FUND BALANCE $ 22,217.39
Telephone, Insurance & Bonds 4,168.01 ‘ °
Medical Supplies 1,982.52
Recreation & Other 17,294, 94



719 Glenn Building


Non-Profit Organization
Permit Number 355

120 Marietta Street, N.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303




Mrs. Elsie Alvis Mrs. Dorothy Jones Mrs. Virginia M. Smyth
Gilbert Boggs Miss Esther Lipton, R.N. John Tidwell
Mrs. Marian Glustrom Floyd Pruitt T. O. Vinson, M.D.
Burney M. Harmon A. H. Robinson, M.D. Miss Ann Wallace
Scott Houston, Jr. M. B. Satterfield Mrs. Katherine W. Williams
Mrs. Marjorie Cantrell Mrs. Ila Mae Proctor
John Izard, Chairman
Mrs. Naomi Ernst Cecil D. Rathel
J. Ray Efird, Vice Chairman
Mrs. Carolyn J. French Mrs. Mary A. Russell
Mrs. Cecil A. Alexander, Secretary
Mrs. Voncele M. Heggood Mrs. Emily E. Scott
T. M. Alexander, Sr., Treasurer
Mrs. Lillian Herron Mrs. Bessie R. Shires
Mrs. Ola Bentley
Miss Irene Johnson Miss Janie Nell Smith
H. Grady Black, Jr.
Mrs. Mary Alice Medlock Adolph R. Thompson
George T. Heery
Robert M. Murray, Jr. Mrs. Sarah White
Dr. Ellen Finley Kiser
Miss Gwen O'Neal Mrs. Mildred Whitehead
Mrs. J. R. Simmons
Mrs. Margaret T. Piper Mrs. Bettye B. Wynn
Mrs. Daisy Walker
Harry F. Proctor
Rev. James L. Welden
Albert E. Horvath, Executive Director
Dr. J. Grant Wilmer


Marian Glustrom,
Community Council of the Atlanta Area,

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