• 61°

Senior center members ‘take it outside’ for social time

MADISON – Time with friends for members at Madison Senior Center has taken a forced hiatus with the COVID-19 pandemic. Luckily, the center staff realized the need for the senior citizens to visit among themselves.

“As a staff, Madison Senior Center collaborated for the idea to have the parking lot social, in hopes that the seniors would have fun and fellowship with familiar faces,” Activities Coordinator LaWanda Mason said.

“The event took place midday, giving the seniors the opportunity to bring a lunch,” Mason said about the social ‘outing’ on Oct. 12 at 11 a.m.

“The center’s east parking lot provided the optimum location. Signs were placed throughout the parking lot to encourage seniors to maintain social distances,” Mason said.

Some of center members no longer drive a car. “That’s why I want to be sure to thank the drivers that brought some of the seniors out that day,” Mason said about the carpooling and ‘taxi’ service to attend the event.

“We requested for the seniors to bring a chair, so that they could get out of their cars and enjoy socializing from across the parking lot,” Mason said. The entire staff at Madison Senior Center worked together for planning, set up, implementation of the activity and cleanup.

Outside at the social, “elevator music” played in the background to set a relaxing mood. Some members opted to engage in “coloring therapy” with crayons and sheets with patterns, flowers or still life. National surveys have shown that adults can relieve stress and feel a sense of serenity during a coloring session.

“As the seniors were leaving, we hoped that they experienced happiness, inner peace and hope that we will all make it through this together!” Mason said.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Madison Senior Center closed on March 13 and unfortunately has been closed to the senior citizens since that time. “As for an official re-opening date, senior centers statewide in Alabama are waiting on orders from Gov. Kay Ivey as to when we all can reopen,” Mason said.

Madison Senior Center’s address is 1282 Hughes Road. For information, call 256-772-6258, email lawanda.mason@madisonal.gov or visit www.madisonal.gov or Facebook/Madison Senior Center, Madison, Alabama.

James Clemens High School

Like to try a different sport? James Clemens Girls Lacrosse Team has openings

Madison

Rotary spearheads efforts in habitat for Monarch Butterfly Project

Madison

Heritage’s Chander, Nuzman, Gowder and Rajput shine at state science fair

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 12, 2021

Madison

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Professional baseball returns to North Alabama, Trash Pandas fall 4-3 in home opener

Bob Jones High School

Joshua Lin, Nikhita Mudium named U.S. Presidential Scholars

Madison

Trash Pandas play home opener Tonight

Madison

Rocket City defeated 7-1 in Chattanooga

Business

Trash Pandas Underway

Harvest

Sergeant Major Bobby Lee completed several deployments to Middle East

Madison

Wild comeback leads Trash Pandas to first win

Madison

Emergency Water Outage – Highland Drive

Harvest

Moore performs in ‘Tinker Bell,’ works with models and Sparkman photographers

Madison

School board expected to vote on elementary rezoning plan tonight

Madison

Trash Pandas drop inaugural game 6-1 in Chattanooga

James Clemens High School

Chase Lynn’s work on Heritage Church campus secures his Eagle rank

Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office charges man for making school threats

Digital Version

Digital version of The Madison Record – May 5, 2021

Madison

New traffic signal at County Line Road and Old Highway 20 set for activation

Bob Jones High School

Bob Jones students gain perspective, win awards at HOSA conference

Madison

Trash Pandas season opener rained out

James Clemens High School

Gohlich restores refuge nature trail to earn Eagle rank in Boy Scouts

Bob Jones High School

Legere, Lott, Prater and Sullivan rank academically in Calhoun’s Top Ten

Madison

Madison City Schools hit with cybersecurity threat

x