BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Polk County Senior Center was welcomed into the Mena/Polk County Chamber of Commerce membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 4, 2016. Offering morning coffee, daily activities, and smiling faces, Mena Senior Center gives many of the County’s older generation something to look forward to Monday through Friday. The center provides activities such as exercise classes, musical entertainment, a small library, puzzle rooms, and fellowship, as well as meals for those that can come into the center and those who are homebound.
On average, the Center serves one hundred people inside the facilities and up to 100 meals per day are home delivered. The Center also delivers twice per month to homes outside of town, giving those clients fourteen frozen meals at a time, totaling close to 200 meals on each of those trips.
Mena Senior Center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and meals are served at 11:45 a.m. The Center is located at 401 Autumn Drive, just off of Racetrack Road behind Walmart and asks for a $3 donation per meal.
To learn more about what the Center has to offer, call 479-394-5459.