To the Editor:
I heard that the Ava Community Center was looking for some volunteers to deliver hot meals on a daily basis to shut-ins. It is a great program and I stopped in to see about it.
I spoke with Bonnie Evans who has been running these programs at the center for over 20 years. She gave me a full history of the place and told me about some of the services they offer.
Besides hot meals delivery program they do periodic health screenings, they will help you select a Medicare program that is best for you, they will even prepare your income tax return for you, all at NO COST! If you are hungry, a nutritious lunch is available at a very reasonable price, or you can just drop in anytime to socialize or get into one of the card games (but watch out for Billy Fletcher, a notorious card shark).
Bonnie Evans told me about several other programs that I cannot recall, they have that many. I do remember she said many of their services and programs are under-utilized and they are always inviting citizens to stop by.
Give her a call at 683-5712, if some of these things interest you or if you are looking for some help – she will steer you to the right place.
The Ava Community Center is a really valuable asset to our area and it would be a shame if it were to disappear due to lack of participation.
Remember what they say, “Use It Or Lose It!”
Wayne William Cipriano, Douglas County