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Orchard Park seniors need a bigger center

The Senior Council of Orchard Park has been very busy for over two years to obtain enough money to build a larger senior center with adequate parking. We have found the road to our dream to involve a lot of fundraising events and donations from individuals who believe in our cause. We have a wonderful director in Anna Willems, who tries to present the programming that she knows the active seniors of our community wish to have. She is only able to provide a certain amount of new programs because we have only three rooms that can be used for the many events held each hour of the day, five days a week.

The emphasis for all Americans is to lead a healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and exercise. We would like to have a fitness room and gym to help keep our seniors healthy and hopefully keep them from some of the health and mental diseases that affect their lifestyle. Recently Emeritus of Orchard Glen held a Hawaiian luau to benefit our cause. The event raised $1,320 for our cause. Even though we are still a long way from reaching our goals, we appreciate what our community is doing for us.

Jacqueline L. Briggs

President, Senior Council

of Orchard Park

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