Senior Enrichment Day a success
LAKE COUNTY — More than 50 seniors gathered for a day of learning and fun activities during Senior Enrichment Day, hosted by Lake County Triad at St. Ann’s Senior Center on Saturday. The event provided seniors with safety information and entertainment.
“It was a good day,” said Pat Williams, an event organizer. “Everyone had a fun time and there were lots of laughs. This is an annual event and we get more and more people attending each year.”
Sheriff Rich Martin talked about how seniors can protect themselves from scams and home invasions. He also entertained the crowd by singing karaoke.
Representatives from American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) also were on hand, as well as hospice, to answer questions and concerns.
Occupational therapist Dr. Jennifer Summers spoke about fall prevention. Area Agency on Aging, District Health Department No. 10, the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office and Webber Township Fire Department also contributed to the program.
“This was a wonderful opportunity given to seniors,” said Jeanne Duffing, a Wolf Lake resident who attended the event. “It was very informative and enjoyable. I am so happy I attended. It’s great to be a senior in Lake County.”
Fun activities included a cake walk, Bingo, listening to oldies, good prizes and giveaways.
Professional photographer Joe Washington took free studio portrait photographs of guests. Snacks and a lunch were provided.