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Senior Center re-opens


March 26, 2014 | 09:11 AM

The Joe Rhoads Senior Center in Corydon opened for a meal Friday as part of Nutrition Awareness Day.

State Rep. Rhonda Rhoads, R-Corydon, was on hand to read a Governor's Proclamation and have lunch with the seniors. Cheryl Fisher, RD, from Harrison County Hospital in Corydon conducted a nutrition awareness program.

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Richard (Rick) Haines, new manager at the Joe Rhoads Senior Center in Corydon, speaks with Rep. Rhonda Rhoads, R-Corydon, Friday before lunch is served at the center. Photo by Ross Schulz (click for larger version)
As part of the luncheon, Richard (Rick) Haines was introduced as the site's new manager, and several LifeSpan Resources officials were available to answer questions about resources for seniors and the disabled.

LifeSpan Resources provided a special menu and nutrition education programming at 11 meal sites in its service area on Friday to celebrate Nutrition Awareness Day. National Nutrition Awareness Day is presented in conjunction with National Nutrition Month, a month-long observance of healthful eating sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association). This year's theme is "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right," which encourages consumers to explore new foods and flavors, keeping taste and nutrition on one's plate at every meal.

"We are very excited about providing a special menu for Nutrition Awareness Day that will include veggie lasagna, Italian green beans, tossed green salad, garlic bread and ambrosia fruit salad," Lucy Koesters, director of Nutrition and Senior Centers for LifeSpan Resources, said.

Koesters said there has been a continuing effort to enhance the healthiness of the senior meals provided through the nutrition program, including adding diabetic meals for the homebound program.

LifeSpan's Senior Nutrition Program is administered through 11 nutrition centers in Harrison, Floyd, Clark and Scott counties. Each center also stages packing of Meals on Wheels for homebound clients in those areas. Meals are delivered weekdays by more than 140 volunteers.

The Joe Rhoads Senior Center will re-open for weekday lunches and activities beginning Monday.

For information about volunteering or participating at a Senior Center site in Harrison County, call the Joe Rhoads Senior Center at 812-206-7938, Palmyra Senior Center at 812-346-6106 or Elizabeth Community Center at 812-969-2079.

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    March 27, 2014 | 05:45 PM

    I think the Palmyra number is 812-364-6106.

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    March 29, 2014 | 03:40 PM

    Why was it closed?

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