About Senior Lift

Mission Statement

Senior Lift’s Mission is to empower individuals by adding to and improving the quality of life for older adults and those who occupy our workforce. Senior Lift’s commitment and passion is demonstrated through making a variety of technology training resources available to inspire people to prepare for our Digital Divide World.

Senior Lift’s goals promotes and challenges individuals to learn and be equipped to access emerging technologies. Senior Lift views technology training as a necessary to equip people with the skills needed to keep up with the pace of a changing world.  Senior Lift believes technology preparedness will yield results that build self-confidence because our participants are now able to function well in today’s digital society.

Senior Lift - About Us
Senior Lift - About Us

Our History

Senior Lift emerged out of passion with an opportunity to embrace the livelihoods of older adults through learning technologies and providing educational resources through attending workshops that address aging issues. The resource workshops address topic relating to housing solutions, caregiving, and career planning. Senior Lift provides Geriatric Consulting and facilitates the planning for social events. 
Senior Lift has operated as a division of our Corporation, Jennell L. Williams Inc., since 2009.  Senior Lift is now a non-profit organization and has expanded its resources to continue training for older adults but has expanded training services to reach the unemployed and underemployed groups.
Jennell Williams is the founder of Senior Lift and she is a baby-boomer who has been an entrepreneur since 1983.  Jennell Williams has many years of hands-on experience working in our community through providing employment opportunities and training for our workforce development programs. This includes welfare to work programs and human resources services for job coaching and job placement for persons who are blind and visually impaired.

Cognitive Learning Model

Senior Lift utilizes a Cognitive Learning Model that enhances adult learning. We value their life-long experiences and we incorporate it within our training methodology.

Our accelerated learning journey focuses on the entire person including their physical activities, life experiences and their personal creativity. Senior Lift’s goals are focused on getting the participants deeply involved and interested in their own learning.

Feeling comfortable in their learning environment is important for adults to ask questions and share knowledge with trainers and classroom peers. Adults decide for themselves what their learning priorities are and how this knowledge is going to produce immediate and useful solutions to the problems they need to solve.

Adults compare and contrast new knowledge against past learning. Adults are most effective when they are taught in their personal learning style. The art of association is used to help students recall, relate and remember old information associated with new information. These learning styles include a combination of visual, auditory and kinesthetic approaches.

Our challenge for facilitating distant learning is to be able to successfully adopt these learning methods to be reflected within our new digital learning platform.

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Our Core Team

Our Professional Staff are Experienced Professionals in the Industries of Technology, Health Care and Geriatrics…
Jennell Williams President & CEO (Founder)

Jennell Williams
President & CEO (Founder)

Jennell L. Williams is an entrepreneur and a facilitator of contracts in the Tri-state area of PA and DE. Jennell L. Williams’ current corporation is a S-Corporation in the State of PA with her business journey starting in 1983. In the last twelve years, Jennell’s business pursuits have focused largely on training older adults on technologies. In 2020, due to the sudden shift or a new normal brought on by COVID 19 – her organization – Senior Lift has designed a virtual training platform that extends training to the underemployed and unemployed. Jennell’s ambition and passion is felt through the evidence of the increasing digital divide since the pandemic. She feels strong that it is urgent that people in the workforce can be able to access meaningful employment that result in earning competitive wages. Today presents an urgent need for people to be prepared to keep up with the pace of technologies that control our society.

Jennell highly credits her recent deceased husband, Arif Zahir who was a great inspiration in her life and assisted her in achieving success in business and ministry. She is the author of the book entitled “Older Adults Should Not Be Left Behind.” Jennell strongly believes it takes community in developing and empowering others. “No Man is an Island, together we stand strong.” She received her B.A from Immaculate University with concentration in Human Resources Management and Psychology and an Associate Degree from Penn State University.

During the 1990’s and up to 2009, Jennell’s corporations, J L Williams Professional Services Inc. and Jennell L. Williams Inc. provided Data Base Management, Bulk Mailing and Human Resources Consulting Services and Conflict Resolution Training for our clients. For 10 years, our Corporation served the Federal Government providing Human Resources Consulting Services for the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Jennell L. Williams is an entrepreneur and a facilitator of contracts in the Tri-state area of PA and DE. Jennell L. Williams’ current corporation is a S-Corporation in the State of PA with her business journey starting in 1983. In the last twelve years, Jennell’s business pursuits have focused largely on training older adults on technologies. In 2020, due to the sudden shift or a new normal brought on by COVID 19 – her organization – Senior Lift has designed a virtual training platform that extends training to the underemployed and unemployed. Jennell’s ambition and passion is felt through the evidence of the increasing digital divide since the pandemic.

She feels strong that it is urgent that people in the workforce can be able to access meaningful employment that result in earning competitive wages. Today presents an urgent need for people to be prepared to keep up with the pace of technologies that control our society.

Jennell highly credits her recent deceased husband, Arif Zahir who was a great inspiration in her life and assisted her in achieving success in business and ministry. She is the author of the book entitled “Older Adults Should Not Be Left Behind.” Jennell strongly believes it takes community in developing and empowering others. “No Man is an Island, together we stand strong.” She received her B.A from Immaculate University with concentration in Human Resources Management and Psychology and an Associate Degree from Penn State University.

During the 1990’s and up to 2009, Jennell’s corporations, J L Williams Professional Services Inc. and Jennell L. Williams Inc. provided Data Base Management, Bulk Mailing and Human Resources Consulting Services and Conflict Resolution Training for our clients. For 10 years, our Corporation served the Federal Government providing Human Resources Consulting Services for the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Throughout many decades, she has developed several corporations to deliver services to the following industries: (1) Bulk Mail/Data Management, (2) Human Resources, (facilitated training workshops in Conflict Resolution and Housing Solutions for older adults, (3) Life and Health Insurance, (4) Technology Training, (5) Geriatric Consulting, Workshops on Mortgages and Foreclosures, (5) Drug Addiction Counseling and Office Services and Printing.

Her clientele included: Xerox Corporation (Consultant), City of Phila, Managing Director Office(Consultant), Presbyterian Hospital(Bulk Mailing/Data Base Consultant), (Mortgage Foreclosure (Consultant), Dupont Company(Bulk Mailer/Database Management Consultant), Crozer Chester Medical Center(Bulk Mailer/Data Base Management Consultant), Weidner University(Bulk Mail and Database Management Consultant), Delaware County Community College(Bulk Mailer/ Data Base Management Consultant), Citadel (Bulk Mailer/Data Base Management Consulting), School District of Philadelphia(Bulk Mailer Consultant), DHS-City of Philadelphia(H.R Dept. Restructuring Consultant), City of Philadelphia Prison System, H.R. Employee Workshop Consultant), Chester Education Foundation, Technology Consultant, The Urban League of Philadelphia (Mortgage Foreclosure Consultant), U.S. Department of Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Human Resource Consultant/staffing).

Education: B.A. Degree (Immaculata Univ. (Human Resources Management, Penn State University, Associate Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

CEU’s Accreditation:

  • Women In Leadership (Neumann University Center for Leadership)
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction Family Counseling (National Conf. of Biblical Counseling
  • Integrated Approach to Discharge Planning (Accessible Home Health Care Agency)
  • Foreclosure Intervention Counseling (NCHEC)
  • Mediation Process Training (Center for Resolutions, Media PA)

 

Jennell was a member of the Boards of Directors: The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce  and the Chester Business & Professional Association.  She credits her deceased husband, Arif Zahir who was a great inspiration in her life who assisted her in achieving success in business and ministry.  She is the Author of the book entitled “Older Adults Should Not Be Left Behind.” Jennell strongly believes in developing and empowering others. “No Man is an Island, together we stand strong.”

Alexander Hall
Alexander Hall
VP of Marketing & Operations

Alex is a hard-working, dedicated, and loving father and husband. He is passionate about everything he does. Alex, and his wife Valerie, are proud parents of their lovely 9 year old daughter, Alexis who is their shining star.

Alex started his career in the United States Air Force in 2002. He then began working for various companies in the sales, retail, and technology fields. Some of these companies include, but are not limited to; Alexander OTTO, Verizon, AT&T, and Samsung. Alex has a strong sales background. He’s worked in sales and management for a good part of his life, and has even sold fiber-optic cable packages door-to-door with Verizon and AT&T. Alex is currently working for Samsung Electronics America as a National Retail Sales Manager.

As a National Retail Sales Manager, Alex works side-by-side with employees and managers, to train, and help them better understand how to use the technology they want to sell. He also personally works with customers to help them make better decisions about what they may potentially want to buy. He spends most of  his days visiting retail stores and spreading his passion for technology all throughout Delaware and New Castle County. Alex has a strong business and marketing mind. He enjoys developing new business concepts, and creating various marketing strategies to help meet business goals.

After meeting Jennell for the first time, and speaking with each other for a while; Alex was inspired to join forces and help move the Senior Lift vision further. Alex and his wife, Valerie, had already been thinking of ways to help and train others with technology in better ways. Alex and Valerie meeting Jennell, sparked their passion and made it feel so much more realistic, and attainable. Their meeting has been the key to achieving their goals, and now they can help each other reach their lifelong passions together. There’s no better feeling for Alex, then to help others, and he’s devoted to his family and helping others every day.

Valerie Hall
Valerie Hall
Director & Technology Training

Valerie is a dedicated mother and wife, entrepreneur, and student. She’s a freelance graphic designer and web developer. She also manages her own website, blog, and YouTube channel to share helpful parenting tips with others. She loves teaching, and helping others, and has dreams of spreading her reach even further.

She first attended Wilmington University in 2007 where she studied Graphic Design, she worked with programs like; Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, CAD, etc. She is now currently enrolled at Delaware Tech, where she has been working to complete a dual-degree in Computer Network Engineering and Information Security. Over the years, she’s been learning and developing skills like; Computer Science, Programming, Operating Systems, and Server/Network Management.

Valerie has always loved technology, and started working with computers at a young age. In high school, she took college-level courses to learn many basic computer skills just because she enjoyed it. Valerie also has a strong sales background. She worked with Verizon, and AT&T for a few years selling fiber-optic cable, internet, and phone packages door-to-door. Doing so humbled her and helped her realize how much she enjoys helping others. Valerie also realized that her true place is in the technology field.

Students who are currently taking classes learn new technology before, and right when its being introduced to the world, so being enrolled in school has helped her to learn to adapt with new, and upcoming technologies as they are released. Adapting to technological change is key to learning new technology, because it changes so frequently. Valerie enjoys sharing her knowledge, and enjoys teaching. Senior Lift has been a wonderful addition to her life because it’s foundation is built on helping others. Valerie is patient, kind, and willing to do whatever it takes to help Senior Lift grow, and to help others live better lives everyday.