A Senior Family, Not a Senior Center

After her daughter relocated to Washington, D.C., Joy found herself living alone for the first time in her life. Within a few months she had become completely isolated, and would often go days without speaking or interacting with anyone.

That’s when she learned about Serving Seniors’ Gary and Mary West Senior Wellness Center. Soon, Joy was coming to the center every day to enjoy all of the fun activities. She joined our singing group and has sung at nursing homes and community events; she has become a regular at our exercise classes, bingo, and Friday at the Movies events; and she even joined the Civic Engagement Committee, which has helped build her confidence and improve her English skills. Joy also finds fulfillment by giving back and regularly volunteers at Wellness Center. Participating in all of these activities has helped Joy make many friends from a wide variety of backgrounds.

“Serving Seniors is important because it’s like a family,” Joy says. “Because of Serving Seniors I have a lot more friends!”