The Community Planning Council was established by Greenwich United Way to encourage the most effective and efficient health and human service delivery system for the Greenwich community. Comprised of community leaders, nonprofit service professionals, Greenwich United Way board members, and community volunteers, the work of the Planning Council, particularly through its periodic Needs Assessments, has led to the development of some of the Town’s most valued programs and institutions. The Community Planning Council provides guidance to the Greenwich United Way Board and to the community regarding important human service issues. #LocalInsightsLastingResults

Today, the Planning Council hosted a presentation titled, "Older Adults: Greenwich as an Age- and Dementia- Friendly Community" led by Greenwich Commission on Aging Director, Lori Contadino; River House Executive Director, Donna Spellman; and Greenwich Hospital Geriatrician, Dr. Donna Phanumas. According to our findings, of the more than 11,000 Greenwich residents that are 65 and older, one-third of them have an income less than $50,000. Given current trends, Older Adults will comprise 20 percent of the Greenwich population in the year 2020.

Greenwich is recognized as an Age-Friendly Community by the AARP Network and works within the eight domains of livability: Outdoor Spaces, Transportation, Housing, Social Participation, Respect and Social Inclusion, Civic Participation and Employment, Communication and Information, and Community and Health Services. We are working together to become great for people of all ages through education and change. There are important new initiatives addressing the critical needs of Older Adults in our community and we will share those with you in a summary of today's presentation that will be posted to our website. Please be sure to visit the Community Planning Council section next week! #GUW_CommunityPlanningCouncil

Tuesday, December 5, 7:30 a.m., Greenwich United Way's Annual Legislative Breakfast at the Town Hall Meeting Room. This meeting is open to the public!

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We are looking for an experienced Director of Community Impact to oversee the wide range of services and programs which the Greenwich United Way leads and/or provides in collaboration with our partner agencies and other local organizations.

The Director will be responsible for the overall delivery and success of each service or program in order to add the highest possible value to the organization. The Director will supervise a staff of 3-4 and provide regular updates on the progress and performance of the staff and the services or programs.

The following Programs are overseen by the Director of Community Impact:

• Community Planning Council / Needs Assessment
• Community Investment Process
• Early Childhood Achievement Gap Solutions
• Champions
• Greenwich Jr United Way
• Human Services Technology Solutions

Please visit our website for more information!

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