Syntero Staff Member Shares Account of Personal and Client Empowerment

A new segment of Syntero’s podcast, Syntero Speaks, is available. In the latest segment of Syntero Speaks, Older Adult Program Coordinator Victoria Alexander, MSW, LISW-S, shares her journey as a Syntero employee—beginning as an intern, then eventually transitioning to a management-level position. She also discusses the support and culture that attracted her to the organization. Lastly, Victoria explains how Syntero’s Older Adult program empowers older adults to live independent, full lives, and helps those living in isolation. Listen to Victoria’s story and past segments here.

Syntero’s Older Adult programs include mental health and substance use disorder counseling, caregiver consultation, intensive home-based outreach and specialized support groups for widows/widowers and those with low vision. Learn more about our Older Adult programs here.

Syntero also partners with the City of Dublin for Forever Dublin, which provides resources for residents to make Dublin their forever home. Syntero offers one-on-one appointments with navigators, and also provides a variety of education sessions for older adults and their caregivers about important topics such as Medicare, Social Security, technology, housing, care giving and transportation. To make an appointment with a navigator, call 614.889.5722 extension 810. Learn more about Forever Dublin here.

Syntero Beat

In the latest edition of Syntero Beat, Syntero’s quarterly newsletter, Syntero CEO Julie Erwin Rinaldi discusses the agency’s focus on isolation and the loneliness epidemic. The new focus directly ties to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention—some of Syntero’s strategic priorities. Readers will also learn how Syntero has increased its community impact through its Delaware-Morrow County School-Based program, and other exciting initiatives. Click here to read the newsletter. To subscribe to Syntero Beat, visit www.syntero.org/subscribe.

One-on-One Sessions Help Older Adults Navigate New State In Life

Aging is a beautiful process, but it can be difficult for older adults to identify necessary resources to live life to the fullest. To help alleviate this issue, Syntero provides one-on-one appointments with navigators who can help answer questions about all things related to healthy ageing, including home resources and care giving. The navigator service is offered through the Forever Dublin Hub, formed in partnership with the City of Dublin, which provides social, educational and health resources for Dublin’s older adults and caregivers. For more information about the program, read the press release from the City of Dublin.

To make a one-on-one appointment with a navigator, call 614.889.5722 extension 810. Appointments are available on Fridays and Saturdays. The Forever Dublin Hub is located at the Syntero Dublin Office at 299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio, 43017.

Someone I Love is Aging… and so am I

Dublin, Ohio (September, 2018) On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:30pm Syntero in collaboration with the City of Dublin will host an expert panel discussion to bring awareness to the opportunities available for older adults and their families. This presentation will be held at the Dublin Recreation Center (5600 Post Road) and is provided at no cost to the community. Special guests; Christina Alutto, Dublin City Council Member, Christina Nardecchia, Director of Volunteer Resources for the City of Dublin and Syntero CEO, Julie Erwin Rinaldi will provide insight on topics to include; Dublin’s Aging in Place initiative and access to resources and care needed to help aging loved ones. Following the discussion will be a Q&A to address any questions regarding older adult care.

Syntero’s commitment to older adults has remained constant for 40 years. As the communities continue to change, our services address the most pressing needs by being advocates of the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our goal is to help older adults achieve a greater quality of life and maintain as much independence as possible.
Syntero’s client-centered care provides support to those with specific aging related challenges linking them with effective resources.

Please join us as we help families, caregivers and older adults understand the resources available and how to access them. Registration for the October 17th Someone I Love is Aging… and so am I event at the Dublin Community Recreation Center you must call 614.410.4579. Deadline to register is October 15, 2018.

For additional information regarding Syntero’s Older Adult programs contact Stephanie Jursek, Dublin Older Adult Program Specialist for Syntero at 614.301.5645

WE RISE BY LIFTING OTHERS

Loss, Grief & Moving Forward

Syntero and the Dublin Community Recreation Center will offer an educational support series for adults ages 50 and older who are dealing with the loss of a loved one.

You Are Not Alone

If you have lost a spouse, child, sister or brother, parent, good friend or anyone else and you’re dealing with loss and grief, please join us for a three-part educational/support series. This series is aimed at community members ages 50 and older who are concerned about their own grief and loss.

Loss, Grief & Moving Forward
An Educational Support Series
Presented by Syntero, Inc.

Three Mondays from 6pm to 8pm
August 14, August 21 & September 18
at the Dublin Community Recreation Center

There Is No Charge For This Series
Appetizers & Dessert Will Be Served

Limited Seating. Please Call No Later Than August 10th
614-410-4579

About Our Series

Session One will focus on sharing our stories, getting acquainted and defining the grief process. During Session Two, we will learn coping techniques including the use of imagery, nostalgia, goal-setting and mindfulness.  The final session will explore the concept of “healing” and will include information about the counseling process and community resources.

Download our flyer here.