Senior Center needs support

Editor:

It is certainly unfortunate that the Sweet Home Center has had to close its doors to our community’s seniors this past year due to the pandemic.

However, perhaps some encouragement can be derived from past history of the Senior Center. A strong volunteer board of directors has helped the center successfully navigate through several difficult challenges since its beginning.

This is the nature of a community organization dependent upon volunteers elected to positions of leadership.

We also need to be reminded that it is the Senior Center, comfortably and attractively furnished, which is providing the operating site for the transportation program, which is still going strong.

And it is the Senior Center that provides resources and financial support for the Wednesday community lunch program, which has provided take-out meals for a very nominal price through the past year.

We can be grateful for the community support the Senior Center continues to provide and look forward to the time when the doors will again be open to welcome any who wish to enter.

We know this closure is not unique to the Sweet Home Senior Center so perhaps the local board, in communication with other local senior centers, can find ways in which to serve the needs of our seniors through this difficult time.

Don and Glenda Hopkins

Sweet Home

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