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Senior Center to host Valentine’s Day advocacy event

The Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center is joining hundreds of seniors from Senior Centers across the State to mail Valentines to our legislators. Seniors will personalize a valentine by writing a personal statement of what their senior center means to them and how its programs and services have impacted their lives.

Federal, State and local funding is vital to our ongoing programs and allows our seniors to participate in free or low cost affordable activities and access needed services. This special Valentine card event shows the senior’s appreciation and keeps our senior center on the minds of our legislators.

This event is in partnership with the North Carolina Senior Center Alliance, which coordinates events for the 177 Seniors Centers across the State. The goal of this statewide event is to give one voice to senior centers.

Join the Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center for this special Valentines event at 1 p.m. Friday to write and mail our Valentines at the Senior Center, located at 310 W. Main St., Washington. All Valentines and needed supplies are provided. Seniors will only need to write a personal sentence or two on their Valentine for their legislator, we’ll take care of the rest.

The Grace Martin Harwell Senior Center is located in downtown Washington, and serves seniors in the City of Washington, the greater Beaufort County area and beyond. It is a place for citizens age 55 and better to meet new friends, maintain active lifestyles and connect to services. Some of the Center’s programs and opportunities include volunteering, health and wellness, arts, education, social events, trips and outings, and family caregiver support.

For more information, contact Deb Bauer at 252-975-9641 or dbauer@washingtonnc.gov.