Making Impact During the Pandemic
Thanks to generous grants from First Coast Relief Fund and the Jim Moran Foundation, ElderSource was able to assist seniors and caregivers during the pandemic.
With the extra funding, ElderSource was able to partnered with Winn-Dixie Supermarkets; our sister company Elder Options; the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department; and the Crescent City Police Department to shop and deliver groceries for seniors who were not able get to the store themselves.
ElderSource also received a donation from Humana and Farm Share to create 1,000 bags of supplies for seniors. Aging True and ElderSource staff worked together to stuff the bags which will be delivered to seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
We are so very grateful to have both corporate and community support in helping to serve so many seniors and caregivers. Our staff and volunteers continue to work hard during this challenging time to serve our clients.
ElderSource Welcomes New Chief Operations Officer
ElderSource CEO Linda Levin recently announced the appointment of Tameka Gaines Holly as Chief Operating Officer.
Holly will oversee the organization’s risk management, strategic planning, volunteer services, human resources, IT, property and operations, disaster preparedness and response. She will also work to expand programs through the ElderSource Institute and the Medicaid Management Services companies, two entrepreneurial initiatives of the agency.
Holly was formerly the Chief Program Officer/Corporate Compliance Officer for Community Rehabilitation Center where she served as the Project Director and Project Evaluator. She is a graduate of Florida A & M University with an undergraduate degree in health care management and a master’s degree in public health from University of North Florida. She is currently working on a second master’s in public policy from Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute.
Additionally, Holly was a Volunteer CEO for Transforming Communities Development Corporation and has worked as a private consultant with other nonprofits. ElderSource is excited to have her join the Leadership Team.
Employee of the Year 2019
Congratulations to Vanessa Boyer on receiving the 2019 Employee of the Year Award. Vanessa strategically worked hard all year-long to help implement and create our Caring Connections Program for seniors, the agency’s newest initiative. The program is designed to fight isolation and keep home-bound seniors connected to their community.
Early on in 2019, Vanessa transitioned from a previous position to becoming our Volunteer Coordinator. She took on the telephone reassurance program, developing it from start to finish. After extensive research, training of volunteers and creating policies and procedures, the program was finally launched in December.
Vanessa is credited with recruiting many SHINE volunteers and Advisory Council members who all add great value to our agency. Congratulations Vanessa on your special recognition.