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Carroll County Senior News

By Susan Sloan, Director
Posted 7/28/20

It has been a long time since we have had anything to put in the newspaper. Carroll County Senior Citizens Center shut down in March and remains closed. Governor Lee’s order has senior centers …

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Carroll County Senior News

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It has been a long time since we have had anything to put in the newspaper. Carroll County Senior Citizens Center shut down in March and remains closed. Governor Lee’s order has senior centers closed to the public through August and with the increase in coronavirus cases it may be longer than that.
With the coronavirus taking over like it has, we all search for things that will make us feel better about life in general. I have a feel-good story that I would like to share with you. Once this virus took over our day-to-day lives our home-delivered meals began to increase tremendously. Before the pandemic, we were providing meals to approximately 40 senior citizens in Carroll County each week. We are now providing around 150 meals. Each Monday, Valley Foods in Milan drops off the meals at our office. We bag the meals and get everything ready to be delivered. Then the volunteers show up and take the meals all over Carroll County to the senior citizens that need them. We have a total of 42 volunteers we can call on when we need them. The volunteers use their own cars and are not compensated in any way other than a thank you. What would we do without these volunteers!
This past Monday, the center presented each volunteer with a gift bag. It wasn’t enough for all they do to help us, but we wanted them to know how much we appreciate their help. Our office provided some of the goodies for the gift bags. Tim and Natalie Jordan with Modern Woodmen provided gift bags and Block City Pizza presented gift cards. Thank you Tim and Natalie for helping us recognize our volunteers! A special thank you also goes to Lacey Yeley with UT Ag Extension for providing reusable bags to deliver the meals.
The world seems to be full of bad things happening, but there is a lot of good happening also. We are blessed to live in Carroll County where we truly care about each other!

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