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Issue of August 27, 2014
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May 14, 2014 | 09:56 AM

Rick Haines has been meeting many new senior citizens. That's because he was named the new site manager at the Joe Rhoads Senior Citizens Center in Corydon a few weeks back.

Rick Haines, the newly-named site manager at the Joe Rhoads Senior Citizens Center in Corydon, dishes up a noontime meal for a senior. Photo by Jo Ann Spieth-Saylor
"I love working with seniors and helping them to have a better life through exercise," Haines said of his decision to accept the position.

The work schedule, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., also allows Haines to continue as a substitute school bus driver. Before accepting the position, he could be found substitute teaching for the Lanesville Community School Corp. as well as driving a bus on field trips.

As site manager, Haines' duties include supervising and packing homebound meals (Meals on Wheels), and making preparations and serving meals to the seniors at the center.

Seniors, age 65 and older, can receive a hot meal for $2 a day (younger residents can join them for a slightly higher fee). Haines said he just needs to know by 11:50 a.m. the day prior to order enough meals.

LifeSpan Resources provides the meals Monday through Friday, except on holidays.

Other duties of the site manager include overseeing activities, like bingo, card playing, singing, beating drums, tae chi, walking and presentations about healthy foods to eat.

Haines, a fifth-degree Master Instructor who teaches traditional tae kwon do and chung do kwan at the Lanesville Jaycees Building (he's been teaching tae kwon do for 23 years), said he anticipates additional changes at the Center, which is located at 123 Mulberry St. The Center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information or to reserve a meal, call the Center at 812-738-7603.

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