Senior Nation Profile: The Future for Brookletts Place with Bill Shrieves

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It is a fair statement to say that a Brookletts Place membership is the best bargain in town. That’s because there is no charge at all for anyone over 60 years old to enjoy affordable meals, seminars, educational programs, trips, a well-equipped health center, and countless opportunities for social interaction for free. Not a bad deal.

But that’s just the half of it. Brookletts Place also serves as the hub the County’s Meals on Wheels program, and will be soon be preparing to join the YMCA in their new facility in St. Michaels to expand the Senior Center’s mission to another accessible location.

And while Brookletts Place receives funding from local, state and federal sources to perform these vital services, in order to grow and serve Talbot County’s large segment of senior citizens, the Center has decided to seek support from private individuals, to the tune of $500,000 over the next three years, to ensure their current programming stays in place, but to expand those offerings through longer operational hours,

The Spy caught up with Bill Shrieves, president of The Devon Group and chairman of the Brookletts Place Advisory Board, to talk about the Center’s plans.

This video is approximately four minutes in length. For more information about Brookletts Place please go here

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  1. Thanks to Spy for such good coverage of our excellent senior center’s role in the community and its needs and prospects for the future. And to Bill Shrieves, who with his wife Jean, has done so much to advance the awareness of the need for quality senior care, services and resources in the greater MidShore. With such a high percentage of older folks living in our communities and more to come as retiring baby boomers continue to arrive, all of these needs will continue to increase steadily and in some cases, dramatically. The more we pay attention to this now, the better we will be able to deal with it going forward.

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