New Year's Resolutions


My first resolution for 2014 is to put a positive slant on New Year’s resolutions as a whole.  It always seems to me that New Year’s resolutions have a negative connotation.  I am going to “stop this… stop that, change my behavior this way or that way…”  I like to be positive and look at the opportunities presented by a New Year.  Looking ahead to 2014, Surrey’s resolution is to continue to fulfill our mission and impact our older neighbors:

  • Expand our healthy living programs so that our members can choose the programs and classes that best suit their lifestyles.
  • Further meet the diverse needs of all the communities we serve.
  • Increase the number of homes that are safe for seniors to live in with our home maintenance services.
  • Expand nutrition education using the new kitchen in Devon with programs such as healthy cooking classes.
  • Showcase the creative talent of our members through art, music, drama, and handcrafted arts.
  • Search for a new Media facility with the assistance of the Delaware County Commissioners.
  • Provide safety nets to more seniors and their families with the Emergency Care Management program.
  • Increase farm market vouchers for greater access to fresh vegetables.
  • Strengthen Surrey and its sustainability through the generosity of our dedicated donors and supporters.

Surrey had incredible highlights in 2013 laying the foundation for these resolutions in the New Year.  And these are just examples of what we have planned.   As the year progresses, you will continue to learn about new services and opportunities being provided by Surrey.  Please contact me with any suggestions you may have as to how we can serve you better.

From seeing a neighbor come home after months in rehab and enjoying the laughs provided by the drama group, to the enormous generosity of one member matching donations this year -  for all we have and all we have looking forward I am thankful! 

Barbara J. Fentress
President & CEO