The Alexandria Senior Citizens Center has a new director.
Sandy C. Brown, a former substitute rural mail carrier for the Dowelltown Post Office, was named to the position last month.
"I started on September 14 and I'm still feeling my way in but I am having a ball. The folks there have been extremely helpful. The governing board has answered all my questions. I haven't done anything quite like this. They are a 501c3 and I have experience with that but at this level there are different things I have to handle," said Brown.
Although the center serves a small number of seniors, Brown hopes to offer activities to attract more people. "The active members who come in on a regular basis is right at around 18 or 19. It's a small group but we're looking to build that up a little bit. We're also shooting for the new seniors. The baby boomers who are coming in now. We are going to bring back the exercise programs and the art programs. I am looking for someone to teach ceramics and painting. The computer classes are starting slowly because the computer equipment has to be updated but we can do one on one with somebody if you want to bring in your laptop or Ipad," she said.
As part of her seniors listening tour, State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver will be visiting the center on Monday. "She will be coming out on Monday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. She will do some singing and have a question and answer from the folks who are there," she added.
"Remember we're open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. but you can reach me at email@example.com. We're also going to start up a facebook page," Brown concluded.
Brown also hosts a radio show on WJLE the first Saturday of each month at 8:00 a.m. called "Voices of the Community"