Wauneta Senior Center to have more supportive services

The Wauneta Senior Center’s noontime clients are going to have more reasons to come into the facility.
    The center is beginning to ramp up its supportive services, a state-mandated program aimed at making the facility more than just a place to have lunch.
    Linda Forman, director of the West Central Area Agency on Aging, said the goal is simple: “To get more people participating in the Senior Center.”
    Supportive services consist of a variety of activities. “The senior centers were developed by the Older Americans Act to give seniors a nutritious meal, but socialization is an important part of what they wanted to accomplish,” Forman said.
    In practice, that means occasionally bringing in speakers on topics relevant to seniors, as well as providing activities as simple as jigsaw puzzles and quilting.
    The center had offered supportive services in the past, but had not done so for a while.

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