Senior Citizens are affected by their centers not being open

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CALLAWAY- Senior citizen centers are still not open due to Covid-19 and management is still not sure exactly when they will be.

Back in March, Callaway Senior Center closed down with no warning due to Covid-19 health concerns with senior citizens. They are now in the works of thinking of a new way to safely open but the administrator, April Redman, has not been given a clear opening date.

Many members of the Callaway community miss the connections and conversations the center brought.

"Here it is 4 months later and were still not open its really hard on us," Diane Watson said.

Redman believes the Senior Center motivates the senior citizens to keep on living.

"Lonliness is a big part of why senior centers exist especially when you've outlived all of your friends or sometimes even you're children, they would come here to socialize and that would keep them active enough to keep going," Redman said.

Redman has tried to find ways to keep the senior citizens active by calling them to check on them, sending them books, and even sending home puzzles with their meals.

Even though the center is closed, the center still offers curbside pickup meals or home delivery to senior residents in Callaway.

Redman said they are now in the works of seeing what plans would best keep the community safe if they are to open but right now the doors are still shut until further notice.

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