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Human Services System

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



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, Director
Family & Community Resource Center
216-283-4400 Ext. 2295

Diabetes Type 2 Intervention Program 

This is a pilot program to prevent Type 2 Diabetes in adults age 55 years and older who are at risk.  The pilot program 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

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.  Participating Seniors are assessed at the start of the service to establish a baseline and then annually to track progress within the areas of independence, nutritional health, and social isolation.  The service aims to:

  • Maintain and improve nutritional health
  • Decrease social isolation
  • Sustain and enhance 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 to provide beneficial programming to participants. Details of the program include: 

  • 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 classes are a means of promoting socialization, health, and fitness activites, to ultimately support independent living. These classes also have long-term health benefits which include lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increased balance control and centering, increased bone mass, and increased mobility without joint damage. Participation in these classes:

  • Decreases social isolation
  • Sustains and enhances independent capabilities