BATH: Revere High School hosted a presentation Wednesday featuring organizational tips for senior citizens to increase community engagement and provide a system of lifelong learning.
Cathy Harbinak, communications specialist at Revere High School organized the “R” Senior Scene program. It involved a presentation by Muffy Kaesberg and JoEllen Salkin of Organizing 4 U, where they demonstrated their top ten organizing tips. The professional organizers provide assistance in organizing a client’s home and office. Typically, these ladies offer helpful information about organization to small non-profit groups, chamber meetings, libraries and corporate groups..
“I think start small is the most important tip, Kaesberg said. “Realize that it took a long time to accumulate all the things in your home or your office and that you’re not going to fix it all in an instance, so start small, pick a space to start in and then we tend to pick a space then move around the room.”
The presentation involved a slideshow as well as props and samples of organizing tools to give tips to the senior citizens on how to organize in their daily lives. Superintendent Randy Boroff helped to start the program last year, having three programs a year, and said he hopes to expand it to a monthly program. He explained how it helps the senior citizens.
“It provides an opportunity for them to come to the school and to see our facility and to hopefully interact with some of the school personnel so that it’s beneficial for both parties. It helps us because we hope to gain support from them for our schools and also give them an opportunity to learn something and make them students at the high school,” Boroff said.
Harbinak explained that this year’s presentations are more informational than the prior year.
“I’m just grateful that people are coming,” Harbinak said. “The best form of advertising is word of mouth. We would like to continue to grow, there’s really no limit to the number of people that we can have. We would like to see this continue to build over the next few years.”
The next “R” Senior Scene presentation will be held in March and will cover social media to teach the senior citizens more about technology. Boroff and Harbinak hope to expand the program and engage senior citizens in the community.
Marisa Salopek is a senior at Revere High School who writes weekly for Bath.Ohio.com. If you are a high school student interested in writing for a MyCommunities.Ohio.com site, contact Content Publisher Deanna Stevens Ulrich at email@example.com.