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94 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, September 1-Monday, September 4, 2005 Henry J. Evans Jr. photo Cheryl Moore has been executive director of the Lewes Se- nior Center since early July. With more than 30 years of expe- rience as a health care administrator, Moore says senior cen- ters face the continuing challenge of meeting the needs of a growing number of people as operating budgets tighten be- cause of rising costs. Show in the center's flower garden are: (l-r) Nancy Goettel, administrative assistant; Donald Durost, chief financial officer;, and Moore. Moore wor00ng to guide. future of LewesSenior Center New director says changing seniors are reshaping centers By Henry J. Evans Jr. Cape Gazette staff Cheryl Moore, executive direc- tor of the Lewes Center, says the needs and desires of senior citi- zens are not unlike those of adults of any age. 'to maintain the ability to stay independent and connected with their communities and contribut- ing members of society. That's what I see senior centers assisting in doing," she says. Moore, 59, is a native of Wood- bury, N.J. She started her career as a nurse and holds a masters in nursing from the University of Delaware and a certificate in healthcare administration from Johns Hopkins University. For 11 years she was director of the Emily P. Bissell Hospital in Wilmington. Moore said it was during her leadership at Bissell, a long-term nursing care facility, that the hospital received the Quality Award of Merit. The award recognizes positive changes and turn-around in busi- nesses and floundering institu- tions, Moore says. When she retired from the pub- lic health sector after 30 years, Moore says she still wanted to be connected to the work world. "I didn't really want to give up working with seniors and Harvest Years Senior Center was looking for an executive director," she says. Harvest Years, in Camden, is a center offering services similar to those available at the Lewes Se- nior Center. Moore spent seven years at Harvest Years and helped strengthen its programs. Moore says she'll use the same tested and proven effective meth- ods and philosophy from her ear- lier years to keep the Lewes cen- ter viable and relevant to its cus- tomers. "It's called quality improve- ment. There's always room for Continued on page 96 Cast Stone Bronze Fountains, Bird Baths Yard Ornaments Outdoors Indoors Home or Office Something for Every Setting Visit our showroom located at MORTON ELECTRIC 16867 Kings Hwy. Lewes, DE 19958 for whatever life brings. Peace of mind and a sense of security. They're what you gain living at Cadbury at Lewes. We offer a resort-like atmosphere--and an independent lifestyle--with a plan for the future should a heahhcare need arise; Choose from luxury one- or two-bedroom apartments and cottages with housekeeping and flexible, on-site restaurant dining. Enjoy a heated pool, fitness center, plus dozens of amenities and activities. Stay close to friends and family while enjoying resort-style living by historic Lewes, Delaware--the state MSNMoney ranks first on its list of tax-friendly locations for retirees. To learn more, call (SOg) e,t-a6oo 1-800-S90-898