The Waychoff Senior Wellness Center held its annual ice cream social and cake-walk Friday, August 3.

            Beverly Bittle, in charge of the office and kitchen services, said the senior center has been holding the annual fundraiser for over 30 years. Besides having all-you-can-eat ice cream for $5.00 and several cake-walk opportunities at 50-cents a walk, the event also hosts an auction for beautiful handmade quilts and other interesting items.

            Participants of all ages strolled around the circle to the beat of oldies music in hopes of winning luscious homemade pies or cakes.

            The Senior Wellness Center is the home to the Cleburne County Aging Program. Their services include educational opportunities (such as computer training, health education, arts & crafts, and social activities), fitness programs for various interests and abilities, and nutrition guidelines, from education about how nutrition affects our health to cooking demonstrations.

            In addition to the activities offered at the center, the Waychoff Center provides transportation for area seniors who no longer drive, prepare a daily lunch that guests are welcome to purchase from their cafeteria, and the ladies in the kitchen prepare and package all the home delivered meals that are taken to seniors throughout Cleburne County who no longer are able to cook for themselves.

            According to their brochure, the “Cleburne County Aging Program is a 501 (c)3 Not for Profit Provider. The program feeds 200+ senior adults each day.” Their budget is 50% funded by federal and state and 20% from county and city support, leaving the center to provide 30% of their own funding. They do this through “events, auctions, donation, memorials and grants.”

            For more information about the Waychoff Senior Wellness Center, their services, lunches, or activities, call 501-362-2413, email to ccap1@suddenlinkmail.com, or visit them three blocks east of 25b at 320 Trailwood Dr.