Caraway Senior Center has a lot to offer

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Caraway Senior Center has a lot to offer including fellowship, games, exercise, lunch, trips, and much more.

Site manager Cleffie Gipson said she knows there are people in the community who need the center.

Cleffie Gipson and Dorothy Whittenburg welcome seniors to the Caraway Senior Life Center.

"I know there are people who need the center and we need them," she said. "Our attendance has been down. We have lost several people and we have a void. We need people to join us. We have a great place and a lot of activities to offer."

Gipson thanked everyone for their support in their recent fundraiser.

"We raise $1,000 each year as our part of the contribution for the center and the meals on wheels program," she said. "This year we had a Boston butt sale and thanks to everyone who supported us we made our goal. We sold 140 Boston butts. Fred Couch cooked the butts and others who helped included Lisa Couch, Rhonda Couch, Wayne Couch, Randy and Kim Couch, Kenneth Faulkner, James Meurer, and Brady and Linda Davis. The community once again supported us in our efforts."

Cleffie Gipson, site manager at Caraway senior life center, said exercise classes are held.

The Caraway center is open from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. five days a week.

"We have exercise time and we have exercise machines," Gipson said. "We have Wii games and enjoy Wii bowling tournaments. Sometimes we travel to other centers to compete in bowling games. We enjoy shopping trips and eating out."

Gipson said the center is open to volunteers who would like to present programs or presentations.

Transportation is provided for anyone in town who needs a ride to the center. Meals delivered to the homebound are available.

Gipson said they have a great support from the city and the community.

"Senior citizens are welcome to join us," Gipson said. "We are like a big family. I invite people to stop by and visit. We have a wonderful facility here and we want to share it with others."

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