2017-09-24 / Community View

Seniors celebrate in Lapeer


Dancers caroused among diners in the Center Building’s cafeteria area as event attendees clapped along to the music. 
Photos by Nicholas Pugliese Dancers caroused among diners in the Center Building’s cafeteria area as event attendees clapped along to the music. Photos by Nicholas Pugliese LAPEER — Seniors from all over Lapeer County and beyond gathered Friday at the Center Building in Lapeer for the Senior Celebration, put on by the Lapeer County Senior Program. According to event coordinator Paul Walker, Director of the Senior Program, the Senior Celebration is now in its 11th year and features more than 60 vendors as well as a lunch, games and entertainment.

“It’s a fun day,” said Walker. “It’s to educate seniors on the services and agencies available.” More than 250 tickets were sold for the event.



Lori Sears (left) of Lapeer-based, independently-owned Active Home Medical Supply, poses for a photo with sisters Glenna Woods of River View and Elizabeth McKinney of Silver Maples. Lori Sears (left) of Lapeer-based, independently-owned Active Home Medical Supply, poses for a photo with sisters Glenna Woods of River View and Elizabeth McKinney of Silver Maples.

Representatives from Hurley (from left) heart service administrator Ron Hubble, service line administrator John Stewart, marketing reps Patricia Uhde and Jeremy Eads and assisted rehab therapy coordinator Tina Dunavant were on hand on Friday to provide free flu shots, blood pressure checks and service information, along with games and other fun activities. Representatives from Hurley (from left) heart service administrator Ron Hubble, service line administrator John Stewart, marketing reps Patricia Uhde and Jeremy Eads and assisted rehab therapy coordinator Tina Dunavant were on hand on Friday to provide free flu shots, blood pressure checks and service information, along with games and other fun activities.

Sheila Ragatz (right) of Imlay City learns from North Branch’s Stephanie Robson about services offered by Absolute Home Health and Hospice. Sheila Ragatz (right) of Imlay City learns from North Branch’s Stephanie Robson about services offered by Absolute Home Health and Hospice.


(Above) Health Dept. Senior Program employee Ana Lerma enthusiastically occupies the event’s ticket booth, stamping hands and greeting attendees. (Above) Health Dept. Senior Program employee Ana Lerma enthusiastically occupies the event’s ticket booth, stamping hands and greeting attendees.

Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna visited with Senior Celebration attendees like Harold Albrecht. Albrecht was born and raised in Lapeer, and will celebrate his 82nd birthday tomorrow (Monday, Sept. 25). Lapeer County Sheriff Scott McKenna visited with Senior Celebration attendees like Harold Albrecht. Albrecht was born and raised in Lapeer, and will celebrate his 82nd birthday tomorrow (Monday, Sept. 25).



(Right) Mingling with event attendees were Lapeer County Republican Party representatives (from left) former state representative Kevin Daley, Chris Tuski and Mike Goschka, legislative aid for current state Rep. Gary Howell. (Right) Mingling with event attendees were Lapeer County Republican Party representatives (from left) former state representative Kevin Daley, Chris Tuski and Mike Goschka, legislative aid for current state Rep. Gary Howell.




Attendees took the opportunity to dance to the music on Friday during the Senior Celebration at the Center Building.Attendees took the opportunity to dance to the music on Friday during the Senior Celebration at the Center Building.

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