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Seniors Excited to Be Back Friendship Center

Seniors that were regulars at the DeWitt County Friendship Center were able to return to the facility on Main Street in Clinton last week and were excited to do so.


Executive Director Paula Jiles calls the reopening a 'soft opening' because they are limiting the number of people in the building at one time and they are adjusting their schedule to give anyone that comes in the chance to participate in their daily activities. 



In addition to scaled-down daily activities, Jiles says daily yoga returns this week and she is working to bring back their support groups and other monthly services, like the hearing-aid checks, as soon as possible.



Jiles says her seniors were and are so happy to be back. She believes many were able to stay in contact and still get together during the shutdown but they are still very excited to be back together at the Friendship Center facility.



According to the Jiles, before you come out to the Friendship Center, you need to call to get on their list. She says they don't want to, but they will turn people away at the door, so it is important to call. They have a two-hour morning session and a two-hour afternoon session and they can host up to eight people at a time.


Contact the Friendship Center at 217-935-9411. 

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