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
  • 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: Join the Rose Centers for Aging Well Facebook group!

Meals on Wheels America 2023 Member

 

Rose Centers Activities

Rose Centers Activities

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Rose Center Locations

East Cleveland at Salvation Army
1507 Doan Avenue (Directions)
216-373-1696

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

Rose Centers for Aging Well at Fairhill Partners
12200 Fairhill Rd. (Directions)
216-421-1350 x 162

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Leadership

Leadership

Dabney K. Conwell, MSSA, LSW

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

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. 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. 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 Benjamin Rose's Rose Centers for Aging Well. 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 Benjamin Rose's Rose Centers for Aging Well. 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.

Allison Morford

Development Director

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.