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The mission of the Elderly Commission is to enhance the quality of life for Boston's senior citizens through developing, planning, coordinating, implementing, and monitoring the delivery of programs and services to the elderly in an efficient and effective manner.
Engaging activities for seniors
The Elderly Commission recognizes the importance that active lifestyles play in healthy aging. To that end, we continue to promote events and volunteer programs in order to give seniors opportunities to participate in engaging activities. These are reflected in our above target number for total events and seniors volunteering.
Advocating on behalf of seniors
The Elderly Commission is placing increased emphasis on information dissemination and benefits work. The Advocate Unit has been making targeted outreach and presentations in an effort to reach the elderly we serve in their own neighborhoods. This is evident in our above target numbers for “Community Presentations”.
High demand for "Boston Seniority" Magazine
Due to high public demand for the “Boston Seniority” magazine, the Elderly Commission increased the number of magazine printings during the last bid cycle by 2,000 copies per issue. A new contractor was able to meet that need and therefore we are now able to distribute an increased number of magazines to an increase number of locations throughout the City.
New plan for meals outreach
The Elderly Commission was not been able to meet its targets for the meals-related measures. In FY12, there was an increase in external funding and an expectation placed on grantees for an increased number of meals served. The Commission has implemented a new standard for contracts to include a plan for outreach to include an increased number of meals.
Performance Exceeds Target
Performance Near Target
Non Scored - Context Measure