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Rotary Centennial Park Maintenance
 
Update from Area Agency on Aging
 
Tech Tigers Robotics Win Chairman's Award
 
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Rotary Centennial Park Maintenance
 
Sunrise Rotarians used these mountains of playground mulch to return the park to a safer area for neighboring children. Special thanks to Mike Kinney for prepping the site and Lee Scherwitz for his outstanding work with a small front loader. This maintenance was made possible by a Rotary District 6360 matching grant.
Update from Area Agency on Aging
 
Tara Gillette, marketing specialist for Region IV Area Agency on Aging. Tara graphically shared some interesting facts about "aging" and reviewed some of the many services offered by her agency. She also talked about their new "campus", created with the purchase of the Honor Credit Union.  The new space will let the organization spread out and provide permanent locations for some of their services, which are l are itemized below

Information & Assistance on such topics as in-home care, Medicare/Medicaid, insurance, housing, meals, transportation and more. Info-line 800.654.2810.

Care Management programs which offer families effective home-based alternatives for people who need help.

Caregiver Education & Support providing outreach, resources, training, and education about caregiving, aging, and available services.

Computer Learning via the SeniorNet program which teaches people aged 50 and older computer skills to enhance their lives.

Senior Volunteers whose programs help children and other seniors in their communities. Grandparents and other relatives raising children receive support.
 
Senior Employment program provides high quality job training and employment assistance for senior job seekers.

Advocacy on public policy issues affecting seniors and persons with disabilities.

Community Planning, Development, & Funding for programs which help seniors and persons with disabilities remain independent, and support caregivers.

...and more. The Agency on Aging works to assure the highest quality or life for older persons through a person-centered approach to service delivery, information provision, and advocacy.

The foregoing information was provided in a brochure distributed at our Rotary meeting.

You can learn more by calling the Area Agency on Aging at 800.654.2810 or on the web at www.areaagencyonaging.org.




 
Tech Tigers Robotics Win Chairman's Award
 
Benton Harbor High School's Robotics team members - the Tech Tigers - were up early to tell Rotary about their recent experience at the Gull Lake First Robotics competition. The team is shown in front of a banner declaring them the Chairman's Award winner for the 2019 Gull Lake District.  The award cited the team's efforts to "Transform the culture of their community in ways that will inspire greater levels of respect & honor for science and technology". The team was recognized for its efforts in health and safety. The Tech Tigers are only the second team from SWMI to win the award.  The award automatically qualifies the team for the next round of competition.  Shown above on left of banner are Amiya, co-captain Deyisha, coach Delbert Patterson, and co-captain Tamia; on the right, the back row, from left, Coach Shannon Harris, Gerson, Daniel, and lead mentor Joseph Taylor, in front are Karl, Kenneth and Antwon.  Not shown is Jacobia. The team thanked Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary for being a sponsor.