Shawnee Senior Center received a grant for $32,950 from Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program to fight hunger. The grant will be used to add more nutritional food to the breakfast menu and for dedicated staff for meal preparation, shopping, etc.
Kas Murdock, the Breakfast Coordinator, will now have Melissa Dethrow as an assistant to help her with the meals, prep, clean up and shopping. Kas has been making meals for three years now. Shawnee Milling Company has been providing flour and gravy mix since the program began. Kas’ daughter, Karen Trevino, uses the flour to make homemade biscuits and bread (OMG – amazing!!).
We are so grateful to Shawnee Milling, and now Walmart Foundation for their commitment to fighting hunger among our seniors.
Thank you, Walmart Foundation and Shawnee Milling Company!
Our goal is to provide health related, civic and recreational programs and services, promote volunteerism, and provide daily social interaction for persons 50 years of age and older. HOWEVER – many of our activities are open to the public and we hope you will join us!
We meet our goals by offering: crafts, ceramics, painting, quilting, aerobics, Tai Chi, Enhance Fitness, dominoes, pool, card games, Bingo, AARP Defensive Driving, gospel singing, as well as live music and dancing which is held twice weekly.
Our health-related services include regular blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests, flu shots, a weekly nutrition program, Foot Clinic. We also provide informational seminars on a full range of topics, educational and entertaining – as well as assistance to those seeking others supportive services.