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Senior Council combine with Community Enrichment
Effective Oct. 15
TAKING CARE OF SENIORS — The transfer of over $98,000 from the Klickitat County Senior Council to Community Enrichment for Klickitat County (CEKC) was official on Oct. 15 in Lyle. The money is to be used to improve the quality of lives of seniors in Klickitat County. (L-r) CEKC Board Members Mike Canon, Pat Brim-Williams, Barbara Sexton, Bruce Bolme, Brian Wanless, Linda Williams; and, Senior Council Board Members Mary Ann Pauline and Eric Olsen.
October 30, 2012
The roots of the Kilickitat County Senior Council can be traced back to a group of seniors who met in Glenwood in October, 1970.
They saw a need for services, social activities and resources that would help seniors living in Klickitat County.
The Senior Council was officially formed in March, 1973. In the years that followed, the Senior Council provided social activities, acquired the first senior bus and started several meal sites in the county.
With the advent of Senior Services as part of Klickitat County, the Senior Council became a very active social organization with monthly meetings in Dallesport, that included guest speakers and potluck lunches.
Over the years, this became the primary focus of the organization, and Klickitat County Senior Services provided transportation from Goldendale and White Salmon to the monthly meetings.
More recently, attendance began to dwindle, and discussions took place on the best way to spend the funds that had accumulated over the years, in order to help senior citizens in the county.
Late last year, the current Senior Council Board members began meeting with board members from Community Enrichment for Klickitat County (CEKC) to see if they would be willing to continue the mission of the Senior Council with a transfer of funds.
Senior Council membership approved the transfer at the October 2012 meeting and the funds were officially exchanged on Oct. 15 in Lyle.