Meet New Senior Center Director Lisa Borchetta
What brings you to
When I saw the director position available at the Holliston Senior Center I was very excited to submit my application. I have been attracted to the town of Holliston for over 20 years, when we first looked for a home in the Boston western suburban area.
Though we settled a couple towns over, I have always appreciated the charm and sense of community here. This coupled with my lifelong career interest in becoming a director of a senior center was a perfect alignment of long held wishes.
Where can we find you on a day off?
These days you can find me taking a day hike at some local preservation property, in my kitchen cooking some yummy meals for the week, doing art in my studio or passing time with family and friends, among other things.
Where were you before this position?
Beacon Hill Village a nonprofit, member driven organization in Boston, managing member services to support older adults age-in-place in their homes. And providing life coaching services through my own life coaching business which I have been doing for over 10 years.
What have you enjoyed so far?
Meeting the members, staff, volunteers and surrounding cast of dedicated folks that make up the Senior Center community. I have enjoyed learning about al that we do here. Even within the confines and constraints of the last year, the center and its cast of collaborators have done a great job adjusting to the challenging landscape and continuing to help older adults in Holliston.
What challenges are you running into or anticipating?
Despite the challenging times, I think things are going quite smoothly. Of course, different folks will have different feelings about how quickly life gets “back to normal.” We are doing our best to create a space where members of the community can once again, learn, socialize, grow and have fun in a safe and welcoming environment.
What are your goals in this position?
To assess, continue and strengthen the programs and services of the Senior Center that are working well. To enhance, augment and compliment existing programs by expanding on offerings into additional learning, social and personal growth areas. And to create greater opportunities to; collaborate with other town agencies and organizations, pull in a broader age range of participants and facilitate intergenerational connections that benefit all.
Is there anything I didn’t ask you that you would like to include?
I am thrilled to be here, I am excited to be working with both new and seasoned, staff volunteers, community partners and center participants—it is a wonderful place to be.