Senior Center

I cannot believe that high school graduation is upon us already. It certainly has been quite the year for these kids. As the parent of a graduate, I can testify first hand to just how much these kids have missed out on. Congratulations to the class of 2020!

Have you noticed all the high school graduates on the banners hung throughout town on the lightpoles, or the pictures of all the graduates in the store windows downtown? They sure look amazing! And what a great way to celebrate all these graduates!

My son Logan Hagenson will be graduating this Friday and I am so grateful that the graduates are able to have a graduation at the drive in. My hats off to everyone involved in making this happen for them.

For me, this will be the last big event Logan and I will enjoy together. It is so hard for me to wrap my head around that my son Logan will be not be here a week from now. He will be graduating this Friday and then shipping off to Army Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC just a couple days later.

I think about how much he has missed out on in these last few months, but I also think of how much he has ahead of him and I am so proud of him for the young man he has become. I know that the girls down here at the senior center will miss him too. He is always willing to help us with anything we need, stopping in to drop us a smile, give us a hug, share a joke, or come over and join us for lunch. He definitely brings smiles to the office that will be missed.

In response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s most recent order, the senior center office was staffed again beginning Tuesday, May 26. However, the senior center will not be hosting or scheduling any activities until further notice. The homemaker aide and transportation programs will also remain on hold until further notice. Weekly calls will continue to be made to clients enrolled in these programs.

We have new procedures in place for visitors who need to enter the building. Every person will have to be screened prior to being allowed into the building. Visitors will be by appointment only, so please call ahead to the center at 341-5923.

Masks will be required of everyone coming into the center. Patrons without a mask will be turned away and rescheduled.

Senior project fresh coupons will be made available in the upcoming weeks. Watch this article for news on this.

The loan closet will once again be available, but will be by appointment only. If you have equipment that needs to be returned, please call ahead and we will schedule a drop off time. Please make sure the equipment is cleaned before returning!

The annual senior center bus trip that occurs in the fall is cancelled for this year. We are hopeful that we will be able to resume this annual activity for the fall of 2021.

Community Action Agency’s Senior Nutrition Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) will continue to deliver only three days per week. Home deliveries will remain on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’s only. Congregate meal pick will remain the same all five days (Monday through Friday) between 12 and 12:30 pm at the outside kitchen door.

Any questions regarding meals should be directed to Senior Nutrition (Erika) at 341-5085.

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