Heather Jerrell was named the director of the center in November. She said the open house was held to bring attention to the public that the center was open after last spring”s flooding.
“The number of people who come in has been low, and we wanted to invite everyone back,” Jerrell said. “We have new flooring and furnishings, and it has been fun having different groups here today.”
Center directors Caroline Tackett from Pikeville, Melissa Downey from Phelps and Amy Ratliff from Shelby Valley attended with groups from those centers. Approxi-mately 55 people attended.
They were entertained by Grover Johnson, an amateur magician.
District Six Magistrate Chris Harris said he was glad to see different groups at Belfry.
“I think this is great,” Harris said. “Its nice to see our seniors get together and visit each other.”
The centers around the county have activities geared toward the interests of the people in each center. The Belfry group has a pool table, games such as corn hole, cards and bingo as well as a new puzzle room, where they keep jigsaw puzzles going. The group goes on local shopping trips as well as longer trips with groups from other centers, such as a trip to Frankfort planned for this Wednesday. There will be a AARP Senior Driving Safety Class Friday from 10 until 3.
The center is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with lunch served at noon. There is a Meals on Wheels program for the Belfry area, with a program planned for the Sidney/Canada area soon. For more information, call 606 353-7959.