"At the Phelps Community Center there is only one senior program
available. After doing some research, having discussions
with the director, Jessica Calmes, and talking to the
members of the Phelps community, I hope that a program (or
several) can get implemented in the end. Phelps is only a 15-
20 minute drive. It would be great to get more community
involvement from the HWS community, the Geneva community.
- Leslie Hopke, William Smith '10
What are your goals for the project? What do you hope to accomplish?
What issues do you see having an impact on your research?
"The biggest issue, really, is the money. The elderly have fixed incomes so it really depends
on what kind of grant they can get. This is why the survey is so important because it
would be a waste to have something implemented such as dance classes if no one has any
interest in taking dance classes or if they're unwilling to pay for them. When the results
from the survey come in we'll be able to have a better idea of what a successful program.
- Leslie Hopke