If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

Malala Yousafzai to talk with her about how she was able to have the strength and courage to stand up for what she believed in no matter what.

What motivates you to create social impact?

I’m motivated to create social impact because I believe that we’re all human and thus fundamentally equal and every society should reflect that.

Host Site Overview

Boston Senior Home Care is dedicated to ensuring that culturally diverse elders and others, particularly those of limited means, can remain in their homes or in other supportive settings with dignity and independence.

Host Site Project

Boston Senior Home Care (BSHC) wishes to implement a Home Care program for middle and upper income individuals who do not qualify for state funded services while simultaneously expanding BSHC reach to incorporate a wider array of stakeholders. Timeline for Implementation: January 1, 2016 partial roll out with full implementation by December 31, 2016 Background: BSHC is one of 27 state funded Aging Service Access Points (ASAPs) in Massachusetts and one of three in Boston that provides home care services (i.e., supportive care provided in the home to assist with daily tasks and activities of daily living) to low income older adults and persons with disabilities in East Boston, Charlestown, the North End, Beacon Hill, the West End, South Boston, Dorchester, & Chinatown. Rationale: Data collected through our information and referral program as well as research conducted by senior management staff demonstrate that a significant number of middle and upper income individuals have a need but do not qualify for State funded Home Care services. BSHC has the means and opportunity to implement an alternative Home Care program that is competitive, affordable and accessible. Strengths BSHC’s infrastructure includes: comprehensive knowledge of State home care services; diverse workforce, skills & experience; extensive network of subcontracted home care service vendors; and qualified and experienced workers.