Rick “Mac” MacIntyre

Rick “Mac” MacIntyre has been a dedicated Van Driver for Blair Senior Services, Inc. for 32 years.
Mac, who began driving when things were much different, reflected back on the differences when he started as a driver: “The whole operation has just changed completely. We are now working on a more computerized system, so now there’s computer schedules instead of paper,” he said. “I tell the new drivers they’re lucky, because before we didn’t have a garage, so we’d have to clean off our vans in the winter time just like everyone else. Now, we report to work and we have a nice, dry van to start up and move on with our day.”
Before Mac started as a Van Driver, he worked at United Service Company, a linen supply company out of Johnstown. Looking for a career change, he found out about the job through his neighbor and has worked as a driver ever since, into his retirement years.
Mac’s favorite aspect of his job is the connection he feels with his riders. “I really like the people you meet and the interaction you have with the consumers. I’ve had a lot of friendships with consumers since I’ve worked here for 32 years,” Mac said.
Just by speaking with Mac uncovers his passion and love for driving for Blair Senior Services, Inc. His biggest accomplishment over the course of his career is a clean driving record.
“Over 32 years of driving and I’ve never had an accident,” Mac said. “I’m kind of proud of that.”
Not only is this a great accomplishment overall, but especially in today’s world with all of the distractions everyday drivers face. “Today my biggest challenges are distracted drivers and making sure I keep my consumers safe,” Mac said. “It’s definitely harder to drive today than what it was when I started. We have to be very diligent as drivers and drive very defensively to ensure everyone stays safe on the road.”
One of the things Mac would like to remind readers about Blair Senior Services, Inc. Transportation Services is that they can take you to more than just doctor’s appointments. “We can provide trips to family visits, hair appointments, the store… you name it. If you qualify, we can take you,” Mac shared. To inquire about transportation services, call Blair Senior Services, Inc.’s Transportation Office at 814-695-3500.

Lisa Moyer

Lisa Moyer’s dedication and passion for her work as the Long Term Living Program Supervisor for Blair Senior Services, Inc. shows just in the number of years she has worked for the Agency.  Lisa started at Blair Senior Services, Inc. as a Care Manager in the Options Program 19 years ago and has worked her way up through the department in various supervisory roles into her current position.   

In her position, Lisa directly supervises the Options, Caregiver Support, Intake, Ombudsman, and Choices Programs. In this capacity, Lisa oversees staff, participates in various groups and committees, and does some administrative work.

What Lisa enjoys most about her job she states, “There are no two days that are the same.  We have a great team and they are all wonderful people.  I enjoy seeing how these programs are able to help the seniors in the Community. I know this from personal experience, seeing how the programs helped my grandmother and my family. I know the programs work and truly help consumers and their families.”

Lisa said that one of her favorite memories was a Secret Santa Christmas event for some consumers several years ago.  She says, “I was able to participate in giving a gift for a consumer.  I remember seeing how truly grateful she was for the gift she received almost to the point of tears.  It still brings me to tears knowing I made such an impact on someone.”

Lisa stated that the Ombudsman Program is always in need of volunteers to help with visiting the facilities.  “We very much appreciate our volunteers.  I encourage you to call if you feel you have skills and talents that you can contribute to this program.”  If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please call 814-296-6336.

Jaime Rose

Jaime Rose has been working for Blair Senior Services, Inc. for over 7 years. She went to school at Shippensburg University and worked in another county for two years in the Ombudsman Program and other programs. She moved back home after being hired at Blair Senior Services for a position in the Aging Waiver Program in April of 2011. In July of 2011, Jaime moved into the Ombudsman Program.
Jaime is the Blair County Long Term Care Ombudsman. In her position, Jaime visits 43 long term care facilities. The Ombudsman visits with residents to determine if their rights are being upheld, needs are met, and concerns have been resolved. “No problem or concern is too small! The Ombudsman will help to resolve the issue,” states Rose.
When asking Jaime what she liked most about her job she stated, “No two days are alike. So it makes it very interesting. I would have to say the best part is the people. The residents I get to meet have lived such diverse lives. Our team of people I work with and our volunteers. They are all so passionate about what we do and are awesome people.”
Jaime said her favorite event is the month of October when they have “Residents Rights Month”. She travels to different facilities and says, “I really like being able to interact with the residents at the facilities. One of my favorite activities to do with them is the resident bingo. It’s so enjoyable seeing them get involved, educated and having fun at the same time.”
Jaime stated that the Ombudsman Program is always in need of volunteers to help with visiting the facilities. “Without our volunteers, this program wouldn’t be so successful. They truly make a difference and I appreciate every one of them” she stated. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, please call 814-296-6336.