The McMinn Senior Activity Center helps seniors find work, develop new skills and talents, and build their financial security by taking advantage of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is an on-the-job training and employment program designed to help those aged 55 and older update their jobs skills, build work experience and confidence, and continue to have economic security and well-being.
After Hours Special Events Coordinator
Shirley has worked since 2008 and despite having both knees replaced she is not only the Centers After Hours Events Coordinator she dedicates her time as a volunteer with Caris Hospice and also plays the piano for residents at area nursing homes. Prior to working at the Senior Center Shirley taught music at Englewood Elementary.
Diane joined the staff in March of 2016 brining with her 20 years of experience in the non-profit world. Diane assists the Director in the management of the Center but spends most of her day research, writing and managing grants as well as developing the Center's marketing materials.
Tina returned to the Senior Activity Center as Executive Director in October of 2015 after working as the Activity and Program Director. Tina manages all day to day operations of the Center and guides the over all goals, fostering teamwork with the staff and hundreds.
The Staff at the McMinn Senior Activity Center is dedicated to serving older adults in McMinn County and East Tennessee.
Data Entry Coordinator
Linda has worked at the Senior Center since 2012 and works to keep the participant and activity data current as well as providing data support to the Senior Olympics. She also teaches a line dancing class and provides Medicare counseling.
Senior Center SCSEP Front Office staff Christine Lowery and Linda Smith.
Are you interested in applying to the SCSEP program?
Participants must be at least 55, unemployed, and have a family income of no more than 125% of the federal poverty level. Enrollment priority is given to veterans and qualified spouses, then to individuals who are over 65, have a disability, have low literacy skills or limited English proficiency, reside in a rural area, are homeless or at risk of homelessness, have low employment prospects, or have failed to find employment after using services through the American Job Center system. SCSEP grantees include state agencies and 15 national non-profit organizations. For more information on SCSEP programs in your area, call the Toll-Free Help Line at 1-877-US2-JOBS (1-877-872-5627).
Yola works with hundreds of volunteers and coordinates all the routes to ensures that nutricious meals are delivered daily to the homebound. She also leads several workshops
and programs for the Center's seniors.
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