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ALPA Project Presentations, November 17, 2015

Eleven participants in Yarmouth’s Advocacy Leadership for Positive Aging (ALPA) program have been working on six fieldwork projects that they have designed to address local issues related to aging. They reported on progress with the projects at their program graduation celebration held at the Yarmouth Senior Center. The national Life Planning Network’s six-session ALPA curriculum prepares service providers to be advocacy leaders who empower client life planning and self-management. The program was offered with funding support from the Tufts Health Foundation, in conjunction with Yarmouth’s Age Friendly Community Initiative.

Emcee and ALPA Co-Facilitator: Janice Matheson, Seniors Helping Seniors


ALPA Overview: Jan Hively, PhD, ALPA Co-Developer, Life Planning Network

Pamela Ellis, Mature Workers Program, Elder Services, “Promoting the Mature Workers Program”

Lisa Noferi, Yarmouth Senior Services, Trish Cassisi, South Yarmouth Library, Rebekka Robsham, Cape Cod Young Professionals, “Expanding and Improving Communication about Programs that Support Positive, Active Aging and Quality of Life in Yarmouth, an Age-Friendly Community”

Chris Morin, Outreach, Independence House, Kathy Hallman, Visiting Nurses Association (VNA), “Seeing the Impact of Child Abuse on Later Life Self-Advocacy”

Rosa Lobo, Holistic Wellness Center, Julia Scott, New England Wellness Foundation, “Developing Wellness Clubs for Portuguese and Spanish-speaking Residents of Yarmouth, Hyannis, and Barnstable”

Mary Franklin, Yarmouth Parks and Recreation, Debbie Nelson, Yarmouth SHINE Counselor, “Expanding Bicycle Riding for Seniors in Yarmouth”

Pamela Glynn, Yarmouth Police Department Neighborhood Involvement Program, “Promoting and Implementing the Wanderers Program”

Mentor: Brenda Vazquez, Community Health Network of Cape and Islands; Lisa Noferi, Yarmouth Senior Services, Program Coordinator

Mentor: Jane Cain, Yarmouth Libraries; ALPA Coordinator: Karen LeBlanc, Yarmouth Senior Services

Closing Remarks: Kathleen Bailey, Yarmouth Director of Aging Services; w/Jan Hively, ALPA Co-Facilitator

ALPA Graduates, November 17, 2015

Eleven representatives from public, non-profit and private service providers completed the Advocacy Leadership for Positive Aging (ALPA) program and received Graduation Certificates at a celebration held at the Yarmouth Senior Center. Each graduate received a certificate from Kathleen Bailey, Director of Yarmouth Senior Services, and a Life Planning Network publication, “Live Smart after 50!” from Jan Hively, the ALPA Curriculum Co-Developer.

Questions: Please contact the ALPA Coordinator, Karen LeBlanc, Yarmouth Senior Services, kleblanc@yarmouth.ma.us.


Kathleen Bailey, Yarmouth Senior Services and
Jan Hively, Life Planning Network


Trish Cassisi
South Yarmouth Library


Pamela Ellis
Mature Workers Program, Elder Services


Mary Franklin
Yarmouth Parks and Recreation


Pamela Glynn, Yarmouth Police Department
Neighborhood Involvement Program


Kathy Hallman
Visiting Nurses Association (VNA)


Rosa Lobo
Holistic Wellness Center


Chris Morin
Independence House


Debbie Nelson
Yarmouth SHINE Program


Lisa Noferi
Yarmouth Senior Services


Rebekka Robsham
Cape Cod Young Professionals


Julia Scott
New England Wellness Foundation