Murtis Taylor Human Services System

 Phone: 216-283-4400     Fax: 216-491-9428     Release of Information Request Fax: 283-2099



Senior Development Services
Teres Burns, Senior Program Coordinator
Family & Community Resource Center
216-283-4400 Ext. 2362

Naomi Smith, Data Entry Clerk

Family & Community Resource Center 
216-283-4400 Ext. 2359

Roxie Brown, Life Coach
Family & Community Resource Center
216-283-4400 Ext. 2337

Heather Brissett, Directo
Family & Community Resource Center
216-283-4400 Ext. 2295

Diabetes Type 2 Interention Program

This is a pilot program to prevent Type 2 Diabetes in adults age 55 years and older who are at risk. It is based on the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Participants are provided with
a health risk assessment to identify lifestyle factors, nutrition awareness and education and linked to exercise and fitness and support lifestyle improvement. Lifestyle Coaches will assist and empower participants.

Program activities include:

  • Weekly interactive education and awareness sessions
  • Physical activity
  • Diabetes risk assessment
  • Referral to social and supportive services and support

The program is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

Home Delivered and Cafeteria Meals

Home Delivered and Cafeteria Meal services operate Monday through Friday. Seniors are assessed upon start of the service and annually to establish a baseline and track progress within the areas of independence, nutritional health, and social isolation.

  • Maintains and improves nutritional health
  • Decreases social isolation
  • Sustains and enhances independent living capabilities

Socialization, Recreation, Exercise, and Referral

Socialization, Recreation, Health & Fitness, and Information and Referral are core Senior Center services. The Senior Center uses a Successful Aging Model and coordinates with Harvard Community Services Center and East End Neighborhood House as part of the Southeast Regional Successful Aging Collaborative. 

  • Program operates weekly Monday - Friday, 9:00 am to 1:30 p.m.

  • Various Social Clubs (Men's Club, Women-on-the Go, Genealogy Club)

  • No cost to Mt. Pleasant community residents

Community Transportation

This service transports seniors to and from Murtis Taylor's Senior program for meals and activities. Senior consumers are also transported to and from senior-oriented community programs/services and community resources.

  • Request for transportation weekly, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Appointments made 3 to 5 days in advance 

Sewing Instruction and Computer Education

Sewing Instruction is a skill-based service guided by a trained seamstress. Individualized and group instructions are provided.

  • Learn alterations and fitting skills
  • Material selection for projects
  • Designing and draping
  • Improves eye and hand coordination

Line and Tap Dancing

Line and Tap Dancing are means of promoting socialization, health, and fitness, which ultimately supports independent living. The long-term health impact includes lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increased balance control and centering, increased bone mass, and increased mobility without joint damage.

  • Decreases social isolation
  • Sustains and enhances independent living capabilities