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Life's busy for new Senior Center director, despite COVID shutdown


February 24, 2021

DAWN MITCHELL sits in her office at the Sweet Home Senior Center, where she manages multiple activities – even though the center is closed.

If Dawn Mitchell, co-director at the Sweet Home Senior Center, could take time away from her busy schedule to participate in one of the center's activities, she would try the glass fusing workshop.

"I would love to be able to spend three or four hours playing with that," she said. "I've seen some of the projects that the folks have come up with, and it's just cool."

Of course, activities at the center have been closed for nearly a year now since the pandemic began, and it may be quite some time before it can reopen.

Although Linn County was moved from the "extreme risk" to "high risk" categ...

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