2009.06.03 Tom MacNaughton: Morenci senior center

Written by David Green.

A little over three years ago, we had an open house to celebrate the opening of the Morenci Senior Center at the Morenci Health Care Center. From day one, under the direction of Sarah Weeks, the center has been an overwhelming success. This year the center has averaged 45 for lunch, second only to Adrian of the seven senior centers in the county. Not only are the meals great, but the activity and socialization has been very meaningful.

The Lenawee Department on Aging and those who call the center their second home are extremely grateful to ProMedica Health Care Systems for making the site available at no charge and for subsidizing the cost of the meals. It is unique for a hospital to take this kind of interest in a community and make a senior center possible.

Now, ProMedica is proposing to move all operations from the current site to the Charles Fay Building. We are fortunate to know that ProMedica is planning for the needs of the Senior Center as the move is being considered. Since funding that was given by Charles Fay helped to build the building, I hope that he would be happy to know that it will soon be used to benefit the older adults of Morenci as he originally intended.

– Tom MacNaughton, Director

Lenawee Department on Aging

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