Jackie Chavez-Anderson has a passion for keeping seniors healthy & active

Jackie Chavez Anderson1CLEVELAND – July 28, 2016 – Jacqueline S. Chavez-Anderson, a lifelong North Olmsted resident and Senior Center administrator, was named to the Senior Transportation Connection (STC) Board of Directors at its July meeting.  The nonprofit organization provides comprehensive, coordinated, efficient and affordable transportation is available to seniors and adults with disabilities throughout Cuyahoga County.

“North Olmsted is one of the original communities to join with STC a decade ago to provide coordinated transportation to its senior residents,” observed executive director Janice Dzigiel. “In particular, the Senior Center has been an engaged partner, thanks to Jackie and her staff. They are always seeking creative ways to keep their participants engaged and enjoying their community. Her commitment to their well-being and her insights will enrich our board.”

Ms. Chavez-Anderson has worked for her home community for 18 years, and has been administrator of the senior center since 2004. She also serves on the City of North Olmsted Arts Commission. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in social work from Cleveland State University and an Associate’s Degree in mental health technology from The University of Toledo. She and her husband of 22 years, Dave Anderson, met at North Olmsted High School. Their hobby is scuba diving.

She said, “I am passionate about outreach, nutrition and education to support seniors, to keep them healthy and engaged. STC breaks down an important barrier for seniors who wish to keep active, learn and enjoy a healthy meal at our center. I am honored to join the board and look forward to learning as well as contributing to the STC leadership.”

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