Faith Matters: Perry Co. Senior Citizen Center Kept Open By Faith

 

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From the West Alabama Newsroom–

Over the past few years a lack of funding has threatened to close down an adult daycare center in Perry County. And people at the center say the only way they’ve been able to keep the doors open — is by faith.

The East Perry Adult Daycare Center in Sprott — was born out of faith. And faith has kept it going.

“We walk by faith and not by sight and God knows we have cause we didn’t see sometime how we were going to pay our bills next month but God provided.

Provided a place for senior citizens to fellowship and socialize — and get a good meal.

“They feed you and they real good peoples,” said Jessie Moore. “They play little games and stuff like that. Like checkers and dominoes. They do real good by peoples. That’s reason I come.”

The center also helps seniors address health issues by offering a wellness program managed by a nurse.

“I’m able to help them, you know, keep their health in check with diabetes, high blood pressure or whatever the case maybe,” said nurse Dorothy Hornbuckle.

Center Director Maggie England says the center’s uncertain future can be scary — but her faith is bigger than her fear.

“God has blessed us to stay here and we intend to stay here,” said England.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

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