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Rose Centers for Aging Well - Description - Part 1

(Current as of March 12, 2021 at 10:20 AM)

All Rose Centers for Aging Well, including congregate meals, continue to remain closed. There is no change in service for older adults receiving home-delivered meals through the Rose Centers.  We expect that the centers will re-open on a staggered basis. Updates will be shared on our Facebook page and on the COVID-19 update page on the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging website.

For updates on Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging’s response to the COVID-19, please visit www.benrose.org/COVID-19

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Rose Centers for Aging Well - Description - Part 2

As we age, finding ways to get involved in our communities helps us to remain active and engaged. The Rose Centers for Aging Well promote active aging for Northeast Ohio's older adults by offering opportunities to learn, socialize with peers, create and volunteer.

There are six Rose Centers locations throughout the Greater Cleveland area. They are vibrant communities with a wide selection of activities, programs and services that foster personal choice and community.

Services provided by our Rose Centers to support older adults include:

  • Home-delivered meals
  • Transportation to one of our Rose Center locations
    • Participants must live within five miles of a Rose Center location, and may ride for up to 60 minutes per day
  • Arranged transportation for special trips and activities
  • Hot lunches at our Rose Center locations
  • Health and wellness programs, such as exercise

To learn more about activities at your local Rose Center, and how to participate, view the activities listing below and read our monthly newsletter.  

In 2018, our Rose Centers offered a combined average of over 300 different activities, outings and special events each month, including exercise classes, shopping trips, bingo and arts and crafts. Our Centers also provided a yearly average of over 200,000 meals to older adults, and our programs and services enabled more than 2,200 older adults to live independently at home and stay active in their communities.

We are a member of Meals On Wheels America, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and the National Council on Aging, which connect us with helpful services and resources.

For more information on services and activities from our Rose Centers for Aging Well, call (216) 791-8000 or e-mail RCAW@benrose.org. You can also view our monthly newsletter below.

Information on upcoming events and activities are also available on social media: Follow us on Facebook!

 

 

 

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Rose Center Locations

East Cleveland at Salvation Army
1507 Doan Avenue (Directions)
216-373-1919

Gunning Park
16700 Puritas Avenue (Directions)
216-373-1917

James Woods – Meal Site
1795 West 25th Street (Directions)
216-373-1916

King Kennedy – Meal Site
2501 East 59th Street (Directions)
216-373-1918

Oakwood
23035 Broadway Avenue (Directions)
440-735-1157

Paul W. Alandt (Lakeshore)
16600 Lakeshore Blvd (Directions)
216-373-1915

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Dabney K. Conwell, MSSA, LSW

Executive Director of the Rose Centers for Aging Well, Vice President at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Contact: RCAW@benrose.org | (216) 373-1954

Dabney K. Conwell is Executive Director of the Rose Centers for Aging Well and Vice President at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She joined Benjamin Rose in 2015. Conwell has committed her career to working with underrepresented populations developing, implementing, supervising and evaluating social service programs. Prior to joining the Benjamin Rose senior management team, she served as Executive Director of the East Cleveland Neighborhood Center. She was also previously Project Coordinator of the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County, and later became a national trainer and program supervisor for FAST in Madison, Wisconsin. She has also served as a social worker with the East Cleveland City School District and Guidestone. Conwell’s professional passion includes addressing issues of inequity for marginalized populations.

Dabney K. Conwell is Executive Director of the Rose Centers for Aging Well and Vice President at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She joined Benjamin Rose in 2015.

Conwell has committed her career to working with underrepresented populations developing, implementing, supervising and evaluating social service programs. Prior to joining the Benjamin Rose senior management team, she served as Executive Director of the East Cleveland Neighborhood Center. She was also previously Project Coordinator of the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program for the Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County, and later became a national trainer and program supervisor for FAST in Madison, Wisconsin. She has also served as a social worker with the East Cleveland City School District and Guidestone. Conwell’s professional passion includes addressing issues of inequity for marginalized populations.

She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).

Conwell received her Master of Social Service Administration degree at Case Western Reserve University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Edinboro University. Conwell completed the YWCA Women’s Momentum Leadership Program in 2015. Ms. Conwell is an inaugural Fellow with the Sisters of Charity Innovation Mission, developing the first Food is Medicine process in Cuyahoga County; she is also the recipient of the CWRU Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Alumni Achievement Award. She is a National Board of Governor for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and co-chair of the local HRC Steering Committee.

Melissa A. Winberry

Assistant Director of Rose Centers for Aging Well

Contact: RCAW@benrose.org | (216) 373-1680

Melissa A. Winberry is Assistant Director of the Rose Centers for Aging Well LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. Winberry joined the Rose Centers administration team in 2015. Winberry has 20 plus years of progressively responsible experience leading people in multiple capacities, including human resources in manufacturing, retail and service industries to social work focusing on geriatrics, mental health and clinical social work.

Melissa A. Winberry is Assistant Director of the Rose Centers for Aging Well LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. Winberry joined the Rose Centers administration team in 2015.

Winberry has 20 plus years of progressively responsible experience leading people in multiple capacities, including human resources in manufacturing, retail and service industries to social work focusing on geriatrics, mental health and clinical social work.

Prior to the Rose Centers for Aging Well, Winberry worked for Windsor Laurelwood Center for Behavioral Medicine, where she served as a critical member of the Intake and Referral Department triaging patients and facilitating care plans for people experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis.

Winberry earned her Bachelor of Science degree from John Carroll University, and a Masters in Social Work from Cleveland State University. Winberry completed the American Society on Aging's Leadership Institute in 2018.

Winberry currently serves on the John Carroll University Nonprofit Administration Community Advisory Committee and the Advocacy in Motion initiative through the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.

Abigail Carney

Center Director, Gunning Park Rose Center

Contact: RCAW@benrose.org | 216-373-1735

Abigail Carney is the Center Director at Gunning Park Rose Center. She is responsible for planning, development and supervision of day to day activities at the Center, and oversees programming and services, the nutrition program and transportation services. She joined the Rose Centers for Aging Well in 2017 as an Activities Coordinator.

Abigail Carney is the Center Director at Gunning Park Rose Center. She is responsible for planning, development and supervision of day to day activities at the Center, and oversees programming and services, the nutrition program and transportation services. She joined the Rose Centers for Aging Well in 2017 as an Activities Coordinator.

Prior to joining Benjamin Rose, Carney earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Kent State University with a focus in Health Education and Promotion and Gerontology. Before joining the Rose Centers, Carney interned at Coleman Professional Services Adult Day Program, served as a Hospice Volunteer at Jennings Center for Older Adults and worked as an Activities Assistant at Legacy Health Services. 
 

Tracey Kirksey

Center Director, East Cleveland at Salvation Army Rose Center

Contact: RCAW@benrose.org | (216) 373-1696

Tracey Elaine Kirksey is the Center Director at the East Cleveland at Salvation Army Rose Center for Aging Well. She joined the Rose Centers in 2017. Kirksey is responsible for planning, development and supervision of day to day activities at the Center, and oversees programming and services, the nutrition program and transportation services. She works to ensure that the East Cleveland Rose Center is an inclusive and welcoming environment that hosts a variety of educational, social and fitness activities for participants.

Tracey Elaine Kirksey is the Center Director at the East Cleveland at Salvation Army Rose Center for Aging Well. She joined the Rose Centers in 2017.

Kirksey is responsible for planning, development and supervision of day to day activities at the Center, and oversees programming and services, the nutrition program and transportation services. She works to ensure that the East Cleveland Rose Center is an inclusive and welcoming environment that hosts a variety of educational, social and fitness activities for participants.

Kirksey has always enjoyed working with people and has an extensive background in non-profit community development, including 20 years’ in executive level management positions. Her focus and expertise include holistic community development and advocacy, primarily in affordable, market rate and senior housing development, as well as small business development.

Kirksey earned her Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Organization Management from Malone University Organization.

Allison Morford

Development Manager

Contact: donate@benrose.org | (216) 373-1928

Allison Morford is the Development Manager for the Rose Centers for Aging Well and a member of the Institutional Advancement team. As Development Manager, Morford works to identify, organize, manage and provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives for the Rose Centers programs. She joined Benjamin Rose in 2020.

Allison Morford is the Development Manager for the Rose Centers for Aging Well and a member of the Institutional Advancement team. As Development Manager, Morford works to identify, organize, manage and provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives for the Rose Centers programs. She joined Benjamin Rose in 2020.

Morford has institutional advancement experience that includes work in donor cultivation, special events, grant writing, board development, volunteer engagement, communications and marketing.

Prior to joining Benjamin Rose, Morford was the Individual Giving Director at City Year Cleveland. She is dedicated to serving non-profits that provide basic needs support in Cleveland, Ohio. Morford previously worked in the development department at The West Side Catholic Center and University Settlement. 

Morford received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations with a minor in psychology and international studies from The Pennsylvania State University. Morford serves on the Community Service Alliance Board of Directors and previously served as The Metanoia Project Board of Directors’ Vice President. Morford completed the Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute in 2019.