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Willard Enrichment Center celebrates 20 years

• Jun 9, 2018 at 12:00 PM

WILLARD — Since 1998, the Willard Enrichment Center has been providing for the needs of Willard and Huron County senior citizens.

The aim is to provide services, activities, programs and information designed to enrich and enhance the quality of life for our seniors, and to help them enjoy independent living. While the meal program and Senior Express transportation is intended for the 60-plus population, the activities and programs are open to anyone in the community.

The Willard Enrichment Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 21. The public is invited to tour the building, 315 E. Tiffin St., Willard, to see the renovation plans for the future. Ample parking is available to guests in the front, side and rear of the building.

“We invite you to meet staff, board members, and find out what activities we are working on,” said Roxanne Sandles, executive director of Senior Enrichment Services.

“We have exciting plans for the Willard Enrichment Center. The Willard Enrichment Center provides vital services not only to Willard, but the entire county. Our renovation plans will help us grow to meet the demands of our seniors. We are planning on expanding our exercise area, providing a consignment shop for our crochet/quilters and card makers, and increasing activities for the whole community.” 

Currently the Willard center provides about 120 home-delivered meals and 25 to 30 meals daily, Monday through Friday.

“Our exercise room came together in the summer of 2015 when we received donated equipment that is utilized every day. There is a large community room that the general public can rent for various events, such as weddings, showers and anniversary parties,” Sandles said.

“(The) Willard Enrichment Center has partnered with the Huron County Community Library for several events this year, and we are also working with CLI (Christie Lane Industries) to provide an opportunity for diversification. We are truly a ‘place where friends meet,” she added.

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