The Cache County Senior Citizen Center serves a congregate meal five days a week to those who come to the center. They also deliver between 180-200 meals to those unable to attend in person.
Senior Citizens Program Director Giselle Madrid says some people don’t realize that many people love to come for other activities, for classes and also for socialization.
“It is a beautiful thing to see,” Madrid explains. “You get people who may be home alone at this time in their lives, they may be having some difficulties with either health issues or depression, just seeing them being able to come in to the senior center, participate in activities and have a sense of self, a sense of belonging, most importantly.
“In the end, really, what we want is a sense of family. It’s beautiful to see that they’ve made these relationships and feel a part of something.”
Madrid says seniors take a lot of different classes at the center, they enjoy speakers on many different topics and before long they will be busy with the help they provide on income taxes each year.