GREEN Jennifer Ringer wants senior citizens to know everything the city of Green can offer and how they can better their lives.
Ringer, the director of admissions and marketing for GreenView Senior Assisted Living, is collaborating with the city to create nine television shows directed towards senior citizens. The shows will give senior citizens a full rundown of where they can live, services offered and learn about everything the Green community has to offer.
The shows are expected to be taped and begin airing on the Green Community Channel in late spring or early summer. The shows will also be uploaded to YouTube for viewing anytime.
Topics for the shows include; introduction, activities and active life, education, volunteering, senior living and home care, faith community, safety, Green organizations and businesses that partner with seniors and finally a conclusion show.
Each show is expected to be about 30 minutes and will feature guests to talk about each subject the show is centered around. Green Parks Superintendent Mike Elkins will be the host of the shows which will be filmed by Green High School video students. Green Local Schools, the Portage Lakes Career Center and the Green Library are just a few of the places that will be featured.
Ringer said GreenView offers education for residents and their families, but she wanted to see that expanded through the entire city. She felt the best way to reach seniors was by doing a TV show.
"The most important thing I have learned is sometimes it is hard to navigate a computer and know all the resources," Ringer said.
Ringer said the city has been supportive and has also added a senior living tab to the city’s website.
"The mayor has been in full support of it," Ringer said.
Another project Ringer is working on is bringing free Life Alert to Green for all residents. She said Akron offers the service and she said it needs to be available to anyone who needs it in Green.
"I love the way our city cares so much about the elderly," Ringer said. "I am proud to live and work in a city that does that."
In addition to her role at GreenView, Ringer is also an active member in the community along with working on the Green Drug Task Force.