Automated system will improve center registration, scheduling and reporting capabilities
An exciting change is coming to the Laramie County Seniors Activity Center, starting in February 2022. The center will launch a new automated check-in system that all visitors and volunteers will use upon entering the building. The system is called MySeniorCenter.
Designed specifically for senior centers, the system is key fob-based, meaning visitors can simply swipe their key fob over a digital scanner to check in. An easy-to-navigate touch screen will also allow them to quickly register for the activities of their choice.
Three major advantages
According to Erin LeBlanc, director of the Laramie County Senior Activity Center, this advanced functionality will improve the center’s performance in three key areas: registration, scheduling and reporting.
“For starters, it’s a much more effective accountability tool,” LeBlanc said. “We currently have several hundred people coming in and out of our door every month, and they all need to be registered for every activity/event they attend. Currently, our registration process uses paper and pencils , but we will soon be able to follow them by computer.”
The automated registration system will also provide the center with detailed demographic information about people using its services. This will help the center plan and report on activities. The focus is on planning, when they will start the move to the newly built senior center in the next 2-3 years.
“By telling us the age, origins and even the economic status of our visitors, MySeniorCenter will help us plan and finance activities that are more in line with their preferences”, explained the director. “It’s about serving our people better.”
Other organizations using a similar key fob and touchscreen system include the YMCA and other senior centers around the state.