Here at Hall, we are so proud of our amazing team! They work together every day to carry out our mission and serve our neighbors. To celebrate them, we’re starting a Leadership Profile series here on the Hall Neighborhood House blog and in our monthly newsletter so you can meet them and learn more about how they got involved with Hall.
Edith Peralta, Senior Services Director
Edith Peralta, our Senior Services Director, came to Hall Neighborhood House with extensive experience providing services to seniors and families in Bridgeport. Over the last four years, she’s led and grown our senior program, ensuring it is comprehensive and meets our neighbors’ needs.
As a mother of three boys living in Bridgeport with a long career in case management for a variety of senior services programs, Edith is deeply involved in the Bridgeport community. In fact, when she came to interview for her current role, she already knew many of the seniors in our program!
As Senior Services Director, Edith coordinates all the programs we offer our elderly neighbors. That includes social and emotional wellness through the Better Me program, exercise classes, and weekly healthcare/wellness screenings, alongside fun activities like weekly bingo, casino trips, special meals, and more!
“We like to do fun stuff,” she said.
Edith sees firsthand the power the Hall community has in seniors’ lives, and she works to create connection, community, and fun for them each and every day. To her, Hall is happiness—for herself, the seniors, and the entire community.
“They come here to have fun. They come here to learn. They come here to interact with others,” she said. And Hall is the perfect place for this, with three generations under one roof at the same time.
Hall’s seniors program is currently at full capacity, and we are excited to announce that we are in the process of a redesign and expansion project. Please stop by to see our plans for the future! The senior center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For seniors who need transportation support, a van is available to ensure they can make it to Hall to enjoy their programs.
“There are so many favorite parts to my job,” Edith said. “I love helping our senior population complete paperwork and solve problems. I love our conversations. I love seeing our regulars every day and knowing they wake up and decide to come right to Hall.”