Census records show that at least 460 seniors in five north Cache Valley communities are isolated and in need of a noontime meal in pleasant surroundings. Gay Lynn Jorgensen, who has spearheaded the drive to establish a senior support center in the area, says a non-profit organization has been formed.
The Northern Cache Valley Senior Support Center is working to create an atmosphere that would bring the seniors to Lewiston in carpools three times a week.
“They would come to our facility at 11:30,” Jorgensen explains. “We plan a 15 minute chair exercise program before the meal for all of them.
“Then we will have a nice hot meal that will be cooked by our chef Mike Harris. He is a professional chef.”
The meal will be followed by a social activity three days each week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Jorgensen said her own hometown of Lewiston will be involved along with Cove, Cornish, Trenton and Richmond. She says the Richmond and Lewiston city councils have agreed to participate financially.
For more information about the Northern Cache Valley Senior Support Center in Lewiston call (435) 258-5012.