New Director of Watertown Senior Services Appointed
Watertown – It’s been announced that Lydia McCoy has been appointed as #Watertown‘s new Director of Senior Services. Ms. McCoy has a BA in political science from Emmanuel College and a Behavioral Health Certificate from the Center for Aging and Disability Education & Research at Boston University’s School of Social Work.
Most recently, she served as the Strategy and Development Manager for the Providence Housing Authority. Her responsibilities included creating and coordinating, implementing and managing Housing Authority programs, participating in long-range planning and grants, managing outreach strategies, collaborating with partner agencies, and developing and improving services that address the economic, social, and housing needs of residents – including many senior housing residents in Housing Authority programs.
“Ms. McCoy has a broad range of experience, an educational background, and a real commitment to seniors,” City Manager George Proakis said during Thursday’s City Council meeting. “She will be able to greatly assist the administration in our development, our planning, our organizing, and our administering of programs and services for senior citizens.”
Watertown Veterans’ Services Officer Patrick George has served as interim Senior Services Director for the past year.
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