A change will soon be coming to the Owosso, Durand, and Morrice Senior Centers. Starting in early October, each center will launch a new automated check-in system that allows visitors and volunteers to use upon entering the building. The system is called MySeniorCenter.
Designed specifically for senior centers, the system is key tag based, meaning visitors can simply swipe their key tag across a digital scanner to check in. An easy-to-navigate touch screen will also allow them to quickly register for activities of their choosing.
According to Cynthia Mayhew, Executive Director of Shiawassee Council on Aging, this advanced functionality will improve the center’s performance in three key areas: registration, scheduling, and reporting. “For starters, it’s a vastly more efficient accountability tool,” said Mayhew, “We currently have more than 300 people collectively coming in and out of our doors each month, and they all need to be registered. Right now volunteers use paper and pencils, but soon we can track them by computer.”
The automated check-in system will also provide the center with detailed demographic information on the people using its services. This will help the center with the scheduling and reporting of activities. “By telling us the ages, backgrounds, and even the economic status of our visitors, MySeniorCenter will help us schedule—and fund—activities that are more in line with their preferences,” explained Cynthia. “It’s all about serving our seniors better.”
The program is scheduled to launch in early October.

Local Senior Centers to Install Advanced Check-In Systems was last modified: September 19th, 2016 by Karen Elford