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Senior center filled with joviality again
Houston County Courier

By Lynda Jones
Managing Editor

The atmosphere was lively and jovial as Houston County’s older Americans filled the Houston County Senior Center Tuesday, June 7. Houston County, with support from the DETCOG Area Agency on Aging, re-opened the center for lunch. The Service Center for Older Americans of Houston County, Inc. terminated its contract with the county about two weeks ago after closing in April. Hollie Anderson, director of the Area Agency on Aging, was present for the re-opening on Tuesday. “I’m just tickled to death to see the crowd,” she said. There was laughter as folks visited over lunch, and there were groups playing dominoes in an adjoining room. Anderson said she anticipates the Houston County Commissioners Court will sign a contract with DETCOG to manage the center through Sept. 30, 2012. She explained that DETCOG will help fund the daily operations of the center, but not the congregate meals (those served at the center). The county and the community will decide how congregate meals will be provided in the future. “It will be what the community wants,” she said. Since the Area Agency on Aging will not be funding the congregate meals, the meals will not be subject to the menu requirements of the federal government.


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