Geneva Faison was recognized by Greg Edwards, county executive, for 10 years of community service in the Senior Aide Program. Dr. Mary Ann Spanos presented the award pin to Ms. Faison during a computer training for seniors graduation at Chautauqua County Office for the Aging in Jamestown on Thursday, April 26.
The Senior Aide Program, also known as the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP), provides employment and training opportunities for eligible mature workers. The participants of the program are assigned to not-for-profit sites known as host agencies. Funding for these positions is provided through grants from Senior Service America Inc. and the New York State Office for the Aging.
The senior aides become equipped with very valuable skills that are acquired through training and experience at their work site. The host agencies benefit by having dependable and conscientious workers.
Geneva Faison, left, was recently presented an award for 10 years of community service through the Senior Aide Program. She is pictured along with Mary Ann Spanos, Office for the Aging director.
Ms. Faison is currently at the Jamestown City Court Office. She said that she loves her job there as a clerical aide, has learned very specific duties and enjoys being with the staff.
Those who are interested in more information about the Senior Aide Program or SCSEP may call Linda Spaulding at 753-4471.