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Senior Center Christmas dinner is tonight

December 4, 2012
By Anthony Gaynor - Staff Writer (agaynor@theintermountain.com) , The Inter-Mountain

The Randolph County Senior Center will keep a five-year tradition alive as it hosts a special Christmas Dinner at 5:30 p.m. today. Executive Director Laura Ward said the annual dinner is a way for the center to celebrate the holidays with the seniors.

"The food is fabulous," she said. "The gives the seniors a place to come and be with their friends. It also gives them a break from their normal routine."

Ward said the dinner usually attracts 200 people and this year the menu will feature roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and "Christmas cake." The event will also feature live music by Linda Wagner.

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The Inter-Mountain photo by Anthony Gaynor
Randolph County Senior Center volunteer Erma Wolfod decorates a Christmas tree at the center in preparation for the annual Christmas Dinner. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. today. Call 304-636-4747 to reserve a seat.

"It (the dinner) is our way to celebrate with the seniors," Ward said. "It is a nice way for us to do something for the holidays."

Ward said the dinner is a very popular event and it is usually filled to capacity.

"The dinner is for seniors (those 60 years old or older)," Ward said. "We usually serve 200 people at the dinner and we are asking for people to call for reservations."

To make reservations, call the center at 304-636-4747.

Ward said the center's Christmas Bazaar will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. The bazaar is set to allow senior crafters come to the center and sell their products.

"We have 11 senior crafters coming to sell their wares," Ward said. "We always have a lot of sewn items. We also have people who do tatting and crochet. We also have a lady who does handmade jewelry."

Ward said the center also will host a silent auction for seniors to purchase gifts or holiday decorations. She said the auction will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13.

Any person 60 years of age or older is welcome to participate in programs and services offered by the Randolph County Senior Center regardless of race, creed, sex, handicap or national origin.

Services include: In-home care (homemaker programs), Medicaid Waiver Case Management, transportation, information, nutrition, recreation, assisted transportation, chore, telephone reassurance, SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program), prescription assistance, in-home respite, medical supply lending closet, monthly Newsletter, and health screenings. These services are designed to aid older persons to live more independently in their retirement years.

The Randolph County Senior Center is funded by the WV Bureau of Senior Services, Upper Potomac Area Agency on Aging, the United Way of Randolph County, the Randolph County Commission and private donations from members and friends.

 
 

 

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