January Employee of the Month Allen Weems

Congrats to Allen Weems on receiving January’s Employee of the Month.

Allen is the Program Director for the Jonesborough Senior Center. Allen is responsible for all the planning and implementing of senior center trips, activities and programs. That means planning an average of 100 trips a year and 14 activities, classes and programs daily.

He is a very detail-oriented person and does an excellent job of arranging all of the aspects of the trips, arranging speakers and instructors. He is mindful of member’s financial situations and interests and works to offer classes, trips and programs that are varied.

As the senior center continues to grow, the needs of our members are ever changing and his creativity and organizational skills make him the right person for this position. Allen is not only creative and detail orientated, he is also very conscious of cost. He works hard to find the best rates to make the trips affordable for our members.

Allen also pays attention to the resources of the senior center’s special projects account; this is the money that the center fundraisers for with the help of the Senior Center Advisory Board. This funding enables the senior center to offset class cost to make them more affordable to our members and help seniors in need. Which is very important to Allen as he worked as our Options Counselor and managed services for homebound seniors, on his caseload.

Allen worked diligently on promoting the senior center’s Annual Health Fair we hosted in May. Our vendor participation was the highest the senior center has had in 10 years of hosting this event.

In July, Allen organized a new monthly trivia challenge. Trivia is proven beneficial brain health activity, and it has been the goal of the senior center to host this event. Allen secured monthly business sponsors to cover the cost of the trivia host, with no cost to the senior center.

Allen most recently worked on the annual Fall Craft Show and was responsible for coordinating with vendors, securing payment and organizing the set up.

Not only is Allen great with the senior center members, he is also a team player, who encourages his fellow coworkers. Congrats!


Thank you, Allen Weems! You are appreciated!