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Senior Services of Midland County operates the Greendale Senior Center which Barb Smith has been coming to for the last ten years. “I just love the people and the setting. Everyone is so welcoming at the Center,” Barb stated, “The food is great too! I especially enjoy the salad bar that was added this past year. It makes the dining experience here much more like that of a restaurant. It allows for additional choices which is especially nice for those who have food sensitivities.”<\p>
Senior Services strives to help older adults “Eat Healthy and Move MORE!” Over the years, Senior Services has made many changes to the meals that are offered at the dining centers and the Meals on Wheels Program. This has resulted in healthier menus that are lower in sodium and fat with an increase in fiber and nutrient quality, all without compromising taste.
Besides dining, Barb also likes to participate in the various activities offered at Greendale Center. “I like to play cards and Bingo and do the different arts and crafts projects. I really enjoy the special events that take place here like the car show, the different musicians that play for us so that we can dance and all the wonderful holiday events.”
Senior Services, along with the West Midland Family Center, provides Greendale Center participants with opportunities to take advantage of many offerings that serve to enrich the lives of older adults. Seniors can catch up on email and connect with family and friends on Facebook in the onsite computer lab. Exercise opportunities include walking on the outside trails and in the gym, attending exercise class and use of the WMFC Fitness Room with its vast array of equipment. <\p>
“My favorite thing about the Greendale Center is its location at the West Midland Family Center. I love the cross generational activities that we participate in with the children in the building. All of us seniors just love it when the kids come in for a visit!”
Greendale Center is one of five activity and dining centers in Midland County. Every week the Center is filled with older adults participating in a variety of fun activities with good friends. The Greendale Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch reservations are needed by 9:00 a.m. by calling 989-832-8683. <\p> ,p>The friendly Greendale Center Staff of Director Kim Moldovan, Head Cook Erica Brief and Assistant Cook Melissa Grubaugh plan activities and meals to positively impact the lives of older adults nutritionally, physically, socially, emotionally and intellectually. Come and visit the Greendale Center and experience it for yourself!