Intergenerational center opens


Congressman Evan Jenkins attended the opening of the PRIDE Community Services Lorado Intergenerational Center Monday June 22. The center combines a senior dining facility and the current Lorado Head Start Center. This innovative combination of centers provides benefits to both seniors and children.

LORADO — PRIDE Community Services recently celebrated the opening of their newest senior nutrition center in the Man area. The celebration included a tour of the facility, guest speakers, and lunch. Executive Director Reggie Jones and PRIDE staff members were on hand to welcome guests. Congressman Evan Jenkins and his staff were also in attendance and visited both the senior participants, guests, and Head Start students. The Lorado Intergenerational Center is now open to serve the seniors of Man and surrounding areas.

The center combines a senior dining facility and the current Lorado Head Start Center. This innovative combination of centers provides benefits to both seniors and children. Children benefit greatly from positive interaction with older adults, and the senior citizen’s mental and emotional health is improved through their mentoring and interaction with the young children.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Seniors 60 and older receive a free meal, but donations are always welcome. A donation is suggested for individuals under age 60. Donations and contributions help PRIDE continue to provide much needed services to individuals in Logan County. The center is located at 176 Superintendent Lane, adjacent to the Lorado Head Start Center. Transportation is available in some areas, and individuals interested in riding our bus are encouraged to call and schedule a ride.

For more information on the Lorado Intergenerational Center, or any of our other sites or programs, contact Stephanie Mounts at 304-752-6868.

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