Seniors enjoy activities at Enterprise Senior Center for Older Americans Day

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — Seniors in Enterprise enjoyed multiple activities for Older Americans Day.

With the recent opening of the Enterprise Senior Center, staff members are busy crafting games to entertain the seniors.

“Because they can’t play the dominos and the Mexican train things that they’re use to playing,” Enterprise Senior Center Manager Angela Lane said. “So we started immediately to come up with the games, and my supervisor Birgit Briggs orchestrated all of this price is right stuff.”

Lane said the pandemic has been hard on seniors.

“It was a bright spot for our seniors because being confined to your home,” Lane said. “No one comes to see you, and you can’t talk to your people face to face. It was very traumatic.”

Before the games started, seniors watched a virtual concert put on by SARCOA of Dothan.

Usually, this concert is at the National Peanut Festival, where over 2,000 seniors come and watch.

Although this year was be different, the message was still the same.

“We just want them to know we want to continue to celebrate older Americans,” SARCOA Director of Community resources Terri Francis said.

SARCOA also prepared vendor prizes for the price is right games and put together goodie bags with the help of sponsors.

“Because we had these sponsors, we were able to put together some swag bags for all of our senior center participates and deliver those to them, and they got those today when they got their drive-through meal at the senior centers,” Francis said.

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