Date: September 4, 2019 | Category: News
Brenda French, of Bogard, Mo., has been named the Center Coordinator of the Care Connection for Aging Services Carrollton Center.
Brenda, who began Aug. 19, said she has been impressed by the older adults who participate at the center, which is at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, 200 Lifecare Lane, in Carrollton.
“I am just blown away by the seniors’ enthusiasm and their energy,” Brenda said. “They are there all the time, and they are willing to help. They come in on a voluntary basis and give of themselves.”
The center offers lunch on weekdays at the 4 Corners Café, which also prepares Care Connection’s home-delivered meals for qualified older adults in Carroll County. A Care Connection Program Lunch is available at the café for a contribution for people 60 and older.
Through the center, Care Connection offers a variety of care management, educational opportunities, Medicare counseling, fellowship, games, a pool table and a library.
Brenda moved to the area from Kansas City, and said the coordinator job appealed to her as “a wonderful position where I could get out and give back to the community.”
While Brenda is getting used to her new role, she hopes to “draw a large variety of folks from the community. We want people to be really active and involved socially, and we want the center to be a place where people can feel welcome.”
She also wants to recruit more volunteers for the center and wants to explore the idea of partnering with area colleges and the high school.
The center particularly needs volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, call Brenda at 660-542-0399.
The Carrollton Center is one of 22 locations served by Care Connection for Aging Services, a non-profit area agency on aging serving 13 West Central Missouri counties, including Carroll. The mission is to provide opportunities to create positive aging experiences. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826 or visit www.goaging.org.