Detailed Survey Seeks Direction for the Future

Carter Burden Network's Major Push to Serve Roosevelt Island Seniors Better

Updated 2 weeks ago
RIOC CEO Susan Rosenthal (r) and City Council Member Ben Kallos (l) join CBN's Bill Dionne and Lisa Fernandez for a March ribbon cutting ceremony.
RIOC CEO Susan Rosenthal (r) and City Council Member Ben Kallos (l) join CBN's Bill Dionne and Lisa Fernandez for a March ribbon cutting ceremony.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

Two plus years of services for seniors on Roosevelt Island brings the Carter Burden Network to a milestone where successfully making up for lost time under previous management enables them to accelerate forward, no longer dragged down by an inherited legacy. The first big step begins, this week.

Navigating difficult waters, diving into the deep end, for a start where little planning could take place, the Carter Burden Network under the guidance of long time Executive Director Bill Dionne and local manager Lisa Fernandez, step by tentative step, built an operation Roosevelt Island seniors flock to, each weekday, in record numbers.

There's the less visible casework counseling paired with dynamic efforts at improving senior fitness with classes from meditation to yoga.

Walking through the Senior Center at 546 Main Street no longer feels like a frustrating tour of the inactive, depopulated rooms of 2015.

We want your point of VIEW! Vision, Insight, Experience and Wisdom

Starting this week, with a kick off event, CBN launches a comprehensive AdvantAge Survey, essentially asking for seniors' thoughts in a deep dive to improve an already solid product.

"We are looking for individuals 60 years of age and older who live on Roosevelt Island to participate in a survey to help us understand how to make Roosevelt Island a better place for aging adults to live," they say.

To learn more, call the Roosevelt Island Senior Center at 212-980-1888 or stop by 546 Main Street to pick up your survey.

And there's a nice incentive: a chance to win a $25 gift card by completing the survey.

Carter Burden Network's Major Push to Serve Roosevelt Island Seniors Better

The AdvantAge Survey receives generous support from the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc.

 

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