Watertown News: CADER Certificate Graduate Named Watertown, Mass. Director of Senior Services

Watertown Senior Services
Watertown, Massachusetts

Lydia McCoy, a Behavioral Health Certificate graduate from the Center for Aging and Disability Education Research (CADER) at the BU School of Social Work (BUSSW), was named new director of senior services for Watertown, Mass. In her new role, McCoy will manage the city’s Council on Aging, senior center, and food pantry.

Excerpt from “Watertown’s New Director of Senior Services Has ‘a Commitment to Seniors’” by Charlie Breitrose, originally published in Watertown News:

“‘Ms. McCoy has a broad range of experience, an educational background, and a real commitment to seniors,’ [Watertown City Manager George Proakis] told the City Council. ‘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.’

Before coming to Watertown, McCoy was the Strategy and Development Manager for the Providence Housing Authority. While there her responsibilities included creating and coordinating, implementing and managing Housing Authority programs, participating in long-range planning and grants, managing outreach strategies, and collaborating with partner agencies. She also was responsible for developing and improving services that address the economic, social, and housing needs of residents — including many senior housing residents in Housing Authority programs.”

Read the full article here.