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GLSS News and Events

Upcoming events and exciting news at Greater Lynn Senior Services

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Driver Open House on Wednesday, September 18th

 

All are welcome to stop by for an On-the-Spot interview.  All applicants are required to bring a copy of their driving record (go to: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-a-driving-record to obtain a copy.)

Why work for GLSS?
$1500 New Driver Bonus Program

• Your benefits start on your first day! (medical/dental included)
• We offer a generous retirement plan and paid time off
• Starting pay is $16.25/hour with plenty of overtime

Nights and weekend shifts

• Conveniently located on the Lynnway

• Union environment

Qualifications:

• High School Diploma or Equivalent
• 21 years of age or older
• Safety is a priority for our passengers, so a valid Massachusetts Driver's License (or bordering state) is a must; a clean driving record and a minimum of five (5) years U.S driving experience with no moving violations or surchargeable incidents  within the last year and no history of DUI, DWI, or OUI
• Must pass a basic English reading and writing test
• Ability to obtain at minimum of a one (1) year DOT (Department of Transportation) card; pass a pre-employment drug and background check

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The Kiosk for Living Well Celebrates Falls Prevention Awareness Month

In celebration of National Falls Prevention Month, The Kiosk for Living Well will be hosting a special event on Thursday, September 19, 2019, from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Lynn Senior Center, 8 Silsbee Street, Lynn, Mass.  The MoveSafe team will be hosting a Balance Screening using the three Centers for Disease Control Assessments.  The Senior Center is increasing public awareness and educating consumers and professionals about the risks of falls and how to prevent them.  Come and join us!

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August 21st Driver Open House

We're looking for great people... like you!

When: Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Where: 330 B Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01901

TIME: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WE WILL BE CONDUCTING ON THE SPOT INTERVIEWS FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!! 

Comprehensive Benefit Package Starting from Day ONE!  

  • Medical and Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition Reiumbursement
  • Short term and long term disability
  • Starting pay is $16.25 an hour with plenty of overtime!
  • $1,500 bonus--Driver position only

 

GLSS delivers a full array of long-term supports to seniors and persons with disabilities that help them remain living in the community, pursuing the healthier and fuller lifestyles of their choosing.

All are welcome to stop by for an On-the-Spot interview.  All applicants are required to bring a copy of their driving record (go to: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-a-driving-record to obtain a copy.)

 

GLSS' Lique Human Services Scholarships Awarded to Two Exceptional Area High School Seniors

Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) recently awarded $5,000 scholarships to two exceptional young women graduating from area high schools. The 2019 Lique Human Services Scholarship was presented to Rudalys Ruiz, a recent graduate of Kipp Academy Lynn Collegiate (KALC), and Grace DiGrande, a Nahant resident and recent Swampscott High School graduate.


“We have been offering this scholarship for a number of years, and I am always amazed at the caliber of the young people who apply,” Paul Crowley, GLSS’ Chief Executive Officer stated.  “Each year, it is a difficult decision for our Committee to choose just two from among the many intelligent, thoughtful, and caring young people who contribute in so many ways to bettering our communities.”  The scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who have an interest in or are considering a career in human services and who have made an impact in their community or the world through community service.


The scholarship is named in memory of Vince Lique, who served as the Agency’s Executive Director for close to 25 years and devoted his career to helping others, particularly vulnerable senior citizens and people of all ages with disabilities, demanding that all people be treated with dignity and respect.  Lique passed away in 2006.  His wife Kathy is part of the Committee which selects the winners.


Ruiz, who will be attending the University of Southern California in the fall, has a strong interest in global health and aspires to become a doctor, specifically an OB/GYN.  “I want my career to have broader impact than simply working at a local hospital,” she said.  “I would like to create an international nonprofit to address the inequities that exist throughout the world in women’s healthcare.”  Ruiz noted that she understands this issue firsthand, as she has female family members who live in Venzuela and have little or no access to basic healthcare services.


DiGrande, a three-sport varsity captain at Swampscott High School, will be attending Bucknell University in the fall.  Among other activities, she volunteered during high school in a program called North Shore Rovers, which teaches children with intellectual and physical disabilities to play soccer.  “There is nothing like seeing the reaction on the players’ faces after helping them string good passes together or score a goal,” DiGrande said.  “It has been an honor to be an integral part of this program.”
Both young women are high-achieving students and have been involved in many leadership and community service activities through their schools and faith communities.  
GLSS is the nonprofit human services agency serving people age 60 and older, adults living with disabilities, and their families and caregivers in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott.  The scholarship is offered in early spring each year to high school seniors who attend one of the eight high schools in GLSS’ service area.

The accompanying photos show GLSS Board of Directors member Mary Magner presenting the scholarship award to Grace DiGrande at the Swampscott High School Awards Night and Paul T. Crowley, GLSS’ Chief Executive Officer, presenting the scholarship award to Rudalys Ruiz, a recent graduate of Kipp Academy Lynn Collegiate.
 

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Speaker Series Offered by GLSS and Northeast Legal Aid

Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) and Northeast Legal Aid will offer an hour-long presentation on Monday, August 5, 2019 on the topic of “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.”  The workshop will take place in the Lynn Senior Center, 8 Silsbee Street in Lynn, from 9:30–10:30 a.m.  The event is free and open to the public.  Registration is requested by calling Julie Kautz Mills at 781-477-6726.

“This topic is more relevant than ever, due to the opioid crisis in our communities, which, unfortunately, has had a devastating impact on families,” notes Kautz Mills, GLSS’ Title III Planner.  “This workshop will focus on helping individuals who may find themselves caring for their grandchildren better understand their rights and responsibilities.”  The workshop will be presented by Attorney Ellen Crowley from Northeast Legal Aid.

As a designated Area Agency on Aging, GLSS receives funding for “Title III” programs, including funding for legal services.  “GLSS and Northeast Legal Aid have been working together for a number of years to provide free assistance to very low-income people age 60 and older, who are facing legal challenges with limited means to defend themselves,” Kautz Mills says.  “Offering information to the public on important topics like this seemed like a natural off-shoot of our shared mission, providing an opportunity to bring legal information and guidance to adults of all ages in the community.”

Northeast Legal Aid (NLA) provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly individuals in Essex and Northern Middlesex counties in Massachusetts.  NLA has offices in Lawrence, Lowell, and Lynn.  Services provided are in the practice areas of Elder, Family, Immigration, Housing, Public Benefits and Employment, Consumer Protection, and Community Development.  To request legal assistance, call 978-458-1465, go to www.northeastlegalaid.org, or visit any of their three offices. 

GLSS is the non-profit Aging Services Access Point and Area Agency on Aging serving people age 60 and older, adults living with disabilities, and their families and caregivers in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott.  The agency offers a wide range of services—information, referrals, home care, transportation, meals, advocacy, and more—to help people remain living independently, safely and with dignity, in the community settings of their choice.

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Job Fair July

We're looking for great people... like you!

When: Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Where: 330 B Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01901

TIME: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WE WILL BE CONDUCTING ON THE SPOT INTERVIEWS FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!! 

Comprehensive Benefit Package Starting from Day ONE!

  • Medical and Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition Reiumbursement
  • Short term and long term disability
  • Starting pay is $16.25 an hour with plenty of overtime!
  • $1,500 bonus--Driver position only

 

GLSS delivers a full array of long-term supports to seniors and persons with disabilities that help them remain living in the community, pursuing the healthier and fuller lifestyles of their choosing.

All are welcome to stop by for an On-the-Spot interview.  All applicants are required to bring a copy of their driving record (go to: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-a-driving-record to obtain a copy.)

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GLSS Receives Prestigious 3-Year Accreditation from NCQA

Greater Lynn Senior Services (GLSS) recently announced that it has received a 3-year accreditation for its Case Management for Long-Term Services and Supports from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).  NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality.  The accreditation is awarded only after an intensive review of documented processes, data collection and analyses, and reports, culminating in a site audit of sampled case coordination files by an NCQA representative.  The process, which resulted in the prestigious and nationally recognized accreditation for excellence in care coordination, spanned approximately 15 months.  GLSS received a score of 100% on the site audit portion of the review.  A renewal will be sought in 2022.

“Our staff do many things during an average day that are considered ‘best practice,’ and this accreditation will ensure that not only our consumers but also funders and other stakeholders know this as well,” stated Paul T. Crowley, the agency’s Chief Executive Officer.  GLSS, a $75 million nonprofit, employs 580 including more than 100 social workers, case managers, nurses, and support staff who help coordinate long-term services and supports (LTSS) to help people remain living independently, safely and with dignity, in the community settings of their choice.  LTSS support people in problem-solving and decision-making around the social determinants of health and include a wide variety of supports from assistive devices and personal care to education/training and access to better nutrition and housing, for example—all of which can have a positive impact on improving health outcomes.

“This type of accreditation for specific programs will likely become a requirement for agencies like GLSS in the future, so we wanted to be proactive about securing it,” said Eileen Burk, Director of Outcomes Evaluation at GLSS, who, working with a cross-functional team of over 20 staff (some of whom are pictured above), oversaw the accreditation process, which focused on the agency’s Home Care, Senior Care Options (SCO), and Adult Foster Care departments. 

“I thought the process, while rigorous, was very helpful in allowing GLSS to articulate how the work we do is truly person-centered,” said Holly Jarrell-Marcinelli, Director of Consumer Services at GLSS.  “It allowed us to put in writing the practices we have followed for years and to better demonstrate their effectiveness.”  The process also offered opportunities to enhance policies and procedures, create manuals, and provide training to existing staff, which has been incorporated into the agency’s new employee training program for case managers. “I was very proud of the ease with which our staff incorporated necessary changes and the commitment they continue to show to providing the highest quality case management and services to our consumers,” Jarrell-Marcinelli noted.

GLSS is the Aging Services Access Point and Area Agency on Aging providing assistance to people age 60 and older, adults of all ages living with disabilities, and their families and caregivers in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott.  To learn more, visit www.glss.net.

NCQA is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to assessing and reporting on the quality of managed care plans, managed behavioral healthcare organizations, preferred provider organizations, new health plans, physician organizations, credentials verification organizations, disease management programs, and other health-related programs.  To learn more, visit www.ncqa.org.

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Job Fair

We're looking for great people... like you!

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Where: 330 B Lynnway, Lynn, MA 01901

TIME: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

WE WILL BE CONDUCTING ON THE SPOT INTERVIEWS FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY!! 

Comprehensive Benefit Package Starting from Day ONE!

  • Medical and Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition Reiumbursement
  • Short term and long term disability
  • Starting pay is $16.25 an hour with plenty of overtime!
  • $1,500 bonus--Driver position only

 

GLSS delivers a full array of long-term supports to seniors and persons with disabilities that help them remain living in the community, pursuing the healthier and fuller lifestyles of their choosing.

All are welcome to stop by for an On-the-Spot interview.  All applicants are required to bring a copy of their driving record (go to: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-a-driving-record to obtain a copy.)

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GLSS is a non-profit agency established in 1976 to serve those over 60, adults of all ages with disabilities, and their families in Lynn, Lynnfield, Nahant, Saugus, and Swampscott. Many of our programs reach beyond our five-community service area, helping people throughout the North Shore.

GLSS and its programs are funded, in whole or in part, by contract or grants with the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, the Older Americans Act, local funds, foundations, and private contributions.

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  • Address: 8 Silsbee Street
    Lynn, MA 01901

  • Phone: (781) 599-0110
    Toll Free: (800) 594-5164

  • TTY: (781) 477-9632
    TTY Toll Free: (800) 580-1926

  • Email: info@glss.net

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