CCC hosts spring Senior Citizen’s Day

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 24, 2016

A group of women get manicures Friday at Collins Career Center Senior Citizens Day.

A group of women get manicures Friday at Collins Career Center Senior Citizens Day.

GETAWAY — Close to 200 senior citizens were in attendance at Collins Career Center for the school’s spring Senior Citizen’s Day Friday.

The day began with a breakfast at Collins Corner Grill before seniors were able to walk around the halls to different stations offering various goods and services. Lunch was also served to the seniors.

“This is one of our community outreach programs. We like to give back to the community,” Michael Gleichauf, Collins Career Center program assistant, said. “Everyone in the school participates and everything’s free. The seniors love spending the day with each other and interacting with the students and the students love spending time with the seniors.”

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The various activities and workshops offered at Senior Citizens Day included Healthy Living, where health academy students conducted health screenings involving blood pressure, blood sugar, pulse, weight and cholesterol; Tune In, where students checked vehicles’ air pressure, fluid levels and inspected belts and hoses; IT Networking, where seniors could learn more about basic training with computers and smart phones; a Cake Walk for a Healthy Heart; Sit and Be Fit, a workshop on tips for staying healthy; Scrub a Dub Dub!, where auto collision students were giving car washes; picture perfect, digital picture taking by hospitality students; bingo, hosted by the Early Childhood and Care Program; and Pamper Yourself, cosmetology students offering haircuts, styles, scalp massages, manicures, pedicures, paraffin hand waxing, facials and facial waxing.

Proctorville resident Louisa Petry said this was her first time at a Collins Career Center Senior Citizens Day, but she really enjoyed it.

“Breakfast was really good and I like that there’s a lot to offer,” she said. “The people are really nice.”

For Donna McClure, of South Point, she has attended the event before, but wishes there was more time.

“I like everything, there’s just not enough time to do everything,” she said. “The food is great and the services that they offer are great. I think it’s wonderful that they try to help the seniors.”