The Senior Citizen Center is upping the fun factor with trips and new activities.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


There is a movement underway to increase participation at the Senior Citizen Center in Stephenville by adding new programs and trips to the schedule of events.


“We are working to improve participation by adding several new activities,” Elizabeth Johnson, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Erath County, told Beneath the Surface News.

Johnson wrote and was approved for a three-year grant to help fund some of those activities, which include purchasing a karaoke machine, starting a walking club and organizing group trips to nearby tourist attractions.


“The Senior Center has a kiln and we plan to get pottery supplies and start some classes so that we can use it again,” Johnson said.

The center also plans to increase the number of classes taught by Pinspiration Stephenville and add new ones that would be interesting to local senior citizens.


The Senior Citizen Center is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 164 E. College Street.

A free lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. weekdays for seniors 60 and older.


You can learn more about upcoming activities and events by calling Sandy Morgan at 254-918-1288.