Being a resource for seniors to stay active and independent, that is the mission of the DeWitt County Friendship Center.
Executive Director Paula Jiles explains she runs into a lot of people that seem to think the senior center is just the next step in moving to an assisted living facility. She says that is the farthest thing from the truth.
Many may not realize Community Care Systems has an office at the Friendship Center as well. Dianne Cusey is their outreach worker that provides many services from assistance with Medicare and Medicaid to referrals for home care. She says their mission is along the same lines as the Friendship Center.
Jiles indicates she is working to come up with a calendar full of activities for local seniors all the way through the year.
Get more information about the Friendship Center by calling 217-935-9441 or visit their location at 410 East Main Street. You can reach Cusey with Community Care Systems by calling 935-4560.