Riverdale Senior Services Announces New Executive Director and New Name

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Riverdale Senior Services has hired a new Executive Director, Julie Dalton with extensive background in aging services. RSS is now the new name. of the organization which will also be known as The Center for Ageless Living.

RSS – Riverdale Senior Services, a nonprofit focused on programs and services to support seniors in the Bronx, announced that Julie Dalton has been named Executive Director effective immediately.

“We are exceptionally pleased that Julie Dalton has taken on this leadership role,” said Board President, Rhea Dornbush, Ph.D. She is a seasoned professional dedicated to services for older adults. As we enter our 45th year of service to the community we know that Julie will be an effective voice for RSS. This hire, coupled with continual expansion of our programs and services, and our rebrand will help us communicate our message out effectively to the community.”

“For the next twenty years, an average of 10,000 people each day will reach 65. RSS, with its focus on every aspect of wellness, offers options for staying healthy, as well as developing and exploring new interests and friendships,” says Dalton. “I am excited to work with an exceptional team to meet these challenges.”

Prior to assuming her role at RSS, Dalton was the founding Executive Director of Gramatan Village in Bronxville, NY. Dalton guided the organization to its established position as a leader in the National Village Movement. Earlier in her career, Dalton was the Vice President of Operations for Aging in America Community Services, an agency providing support of the frail elderly.

Riverdale Senior Services also announced it is now doing business as RSS. For the present time, Riverdale Senior Services will continue to be used as a descriptor. RSS is also introducing a tagline – The Center for Ageless Living – as well as a new website and website address – rssny.org. Ageless Living represents people that are purposeful, adventurous and not afraid to try new things, no matter the challenges.

About RSS
RSS is a nonprofit agency that champions older adults and their friends and families through our wellness approach. Services offered by RSS include programs and classes in a variety of subjects from exercise to art and gardening, as well as on-site services including benefits reviews, support groups, individual and health counseling. RSS has an adult day program for early memory loss. RSS is funded, in part, by the NYC Department for the Aging.
For further information contact: Margie Schustack, Communications Director, 718.884.5900, mschustack(at)rssny(dot)org

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