COMMUNITY RESOURCE ADVOCATE
The Community Resource Advocate coordinates the Greenbelt Assistance in Living program. This program focuses on ways to help seniors remain in their homes. The Community Resource Advocate will provide information and referral service for seniors in Greenbelt, disseminate information pertaining to a specific need and, link the senior to the appropriate resource. The office is on the second floor of the Greenbelt Municipal Building.
Christal Parker Batey is the city’s Community Resource Advocate. This position offers information and support to enable Greenbelt’s Seniors to remain in their homes for as long as possible. It is part of the Greenbelt Assistance in Living Program (GAIL) which was established in August, 2001. The program is available to senior citizens residing within the City of Greenbelt.
Mrs. Batey brings with her over 13 years of senior management level experience in the senior services field and is very familiar with Greenbelt. She previously worked for Collington Care Services in Mitchellville; Baptist Senior Adult Ministries in Washington, D. C.; and the Prince George’s County Department on Aging (now Family Services). She serves on the Aging Advisory Committee for Prince George’s County (a County Executive appointed position); is a member of the Board of Directors for the Aegis Healthcare Business Solutions; is the President of the League for Excellence in Adult Day Centers; and is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Mitchellville. Finally, Mrs. Batey was one of the non-voting members of the Greenbelt Assisted Living Task Force.
Office hours: Monday-by appointment