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Senior Services

Posted on: November 3, 2023

Welcome to our new Executive Director!

OFA Executive Director Christine Sanders headshot

The City of New Rochelle is pleased to announce the selection of Christine Sanders as the new Executive Director for the Office for the Aging. Under the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Office is dedicated to providing comprehensive physical, therapeutic and educational programs that cater to the diverse needs of our dynamic senior population, with headquarters at the Hugh A. Doyle Senior Center.

 Ms. Sanders brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her role, having previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Administrator at United Hebrew, in New Rochelle. In this capacity she successfully managed a 296-bed skilled nursing and sub-acute rehabilitation facility, overseeing an annual operating budget of $40 million.  Her responsibilities extended to managing the Human Resources department for the nursing home, actively assessing healthcare trends, working to formulate a five-year Strategic Plan, creating advertising and marketing campaigns, and developing employee educations programs and trainings.  She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration, Health Care Administration from Iona University, along with a certificate in Long Term Care Management. 

 As the new director, Ms. Sanders is working with the Parks and Recreation and Office for the Aging team on a variety of short and long term goals, including a mini-refresh of the Doyle Senior Center, expanded programming and partnerships, and ongoing outreach to senior buildings.

 “We are thrilled to welcome Christine Sanders to the Office for the Aging and to our Parks and Recreation family,” said Commissioner Vin Parise. “Her extensive experience and compassion make her the ideal choice to serve our senior citizens, and we look forward to the innovation and impact she will undoubtedly bring.” 

 Said Christine Sanders, “I am so excited to join the team! The New Rochelle Office for the Aging has been a staple for seniors in our community, and I look forward to building upon this strong foundation. Together, we will continue to deliver quality programs, explore new opportunities, and continue advocating for senior services.” 

 

 

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