Senior Center Staff
Lil Hartman, Council on Aging Director began working at the senior center on July 1, 2019. She previously worked as Assistant Director at the Belmont Council on Aging, and ran senior volunteer programs in Dedham and upstate New York. Lil grew up just outside Lowell and is a long-time volunteer at Community Teamwork. She spends her time at the senior center building partnerships, developing new programs to address senior requests, and supporting our staff and budget to do as much as we can for Lowell's diverse senior population. In FY 2021, Lil is part of a collaborative effort to develop "Age-Friendly Lowell" volunteer opportunities and a comprehensive senior needs assessment. Please call Lil at 978-674-1170 if you have feedback about the senior center or other issues that affect the lives of seniors in Lowell.
Amy Medina Leal, Outreach Worker, joined the Senior Center in 2005. She is a first point of contact for seniors needing assistance with health, housing, or financial issues. Amy works closely with Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, Community Teamwork, and other agencies to connect you with the services you need. She helps low-income seniors apply for public assistance including MassHealth, Fuel Assistance and Food Stamps. She also speaks Portuguese and Spanish, and together with the SHINE program she helps Portuguese and Spanish speakers with Medicare and choosing health insurance plans. Please call Amy at 978-674-1167 if you have questions about social services or benefits, and to schedule foot care appointments at the Senior Center.
Glady Rosa, Volunteer Coordinator, joined the Senior Center part-time in 2019. Glady is the Senior Center's liaison with Operation ABLE (a senior employment program), Community Teamwork's Senior Companions Program, the 100-hours property tax discount program, and community volunteers of all ages who want to support seniors. In the winter Glady oversees our Operation Rosebud snow shoveling program in partnership with Lowell High School. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Glady is matching interested seniors with each other as "pen pals" or "phone pals" so we can all stay in touch while we're physically isolated at home. Glady also speaks Spanish. Please call Glady at 978-674-1168 if you want to volunteer or connect with a neighbor for check-ins during the pandemic.
Sovannseila (Seila) Chuop, Outreach Specialist, works part-time at the Senior Center for the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA). She grew up in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She moved to South Korea to pursue a first Master of Laws (L.LM) in Seoul, and then moved to Washington D.C to pursue a second L.LM. Now she lives in Lowell and is a graduate student at GW Law School. She has a background in International Law and International Relations, and is also passionate about social work. In her role, she listens to the needs and stresses of seniors. Her inspiring mantra is "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." Seila speaks Khmer, English, and Korean. Please call Seila at 978-735-9247 if you have feedback or need assistance from the Senior Center.
ខ្ញុំឈ្មោះសុវណ្ណសីលា ជួប ។ ខ្ញុំកេីតនៅទីក្រុងភ្នំពេញប្រទេសកម្ពុជា។ ខ្ញុំបានផ្លាស់ទៅកូរ៉េខាងត្បូងរយៈ
ពេល ២ ឆ្នាំដើម្បីបន្តការសិក្សាអនុបណ្ឌិតច្បាប់ទីមួយរបស់ខ្ញុំ (L.LM) ហើយបន្ទាប់មកខ្ញុំបានផ្លាស់ទៅ
ទីក្រុងវ៉ាស៊ីនតោនឌីសុីរយៈពេល ១ ឆ្នាំដើម្បីបន្តអនុបណ្ឌិតច្បាប់ទី២របស់ខ្ញុំ។ឥឡូវខ្ញុំរស់នៅទីក្រុងឡូ វ៉ែល។ ខ្ញុំជានិស្សិតក្រោយឧត្តមសិក្សានៅសាលាច្បាប់ ចចវ៉ាសុីនតោន (GW) ។ ខ្ញុំចេះភាសារខ្មែរ អង់គ្លេស និង កូរ៉េ។ ខ្ញុំមានប្រវត្តិខាងផ្នែកច្បាប់អន្តរជាតិ និង ទំនាក់ទំនងអន្តរជាតិ។ ទោះបីជាមានជំ នាញខាងច្បាប់ និងកិច្ចការបរទេសក្តី ខ្ញុំពិតជាស្រលាញ់កិច្ចការសង្គមណាស់។ ខ្ញុំរីករាយដែលខ្ញុំអាច
ខ្ញុំបានរៀននិងស្តាប់ដើម្បីស្វែងយល់អំពីតម្រូវការ និង ទុក្ខព្រួយផ្លូវចិត្តរបស់មនុស្សវ័យចាស់។ ខ្ញុំគិតថា
សុខភាពផ្លូវចិត្តគឺជាផ្នែកមួយដ៏សំខាន់បំផុតនៃជីវិតរបស់យើង។ខ្ញុំរីករាយដែលខ្ញុំអាចបម្រើប្រជាជនដែលត្រូវការជំនួយ។ ពាក្យគោលជំរុញទឺកចិត្តនិងគំនិតរបស់ខ្ញុំគឺ "ម្នាក់ឯងយើងនឹងអាច
ធ្វើបានតិចណាស់ បើរួមគ្នាយើងនឹងអាចធ្វើបានច្រើន" ។
Eunice Wanjiru, Outreach Specialist, works full-time at the Senior Center for Community Teamwork (CTI). She grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and is a recent immigrant and student at UMass Boston where she is pursuing graduate studies in Public Policy Administration. Her passion is in community advocacy and capacity building.
In her current role, Eunice conducts wellness check phone calls, matches seniors with Phone Pals for weekly conversations, and helps seniors access services such as SNAP benefits or Fuel assistance. She is also involved with the Age-Friendly Lowell project to engage seniors in providing feedback and planning for our community. Eunice speaks English and Swahili. You can reach Eunice directly at 978-674-1174.
Tunawatakia kila la kheri. Tuna wakumbusha pia tuko hapa kwa ajili yenu. Tuwasiliane kwa simu numba 978-674-1174. Asanteni!