ARLEY - Have you ever heard the phrase, “We need a place in town for the kids to play?” Have you ever thought, “We need a place in town for senior citizens to socialize?”
Arley residents Bob and Cathy Cooper are still trying to obtain a facility for that second question in the form of a senior center. Bob updated the Arley Town Council at their monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 5. The mission of the Arley Senior Center will be to provide a social environment to enhance the spiritual, emotional and social well-being of senior citizens, defined as those being age 60 and older, living in the Arley community.
Once a facility is obtained, the future vision is to make it a meal site, through an elderly nutrition program, providing food distribution at the center, as well as to homebound persons.
“We talked to NACOLG (North Alabama Council of Local Governments), and they said we need to do a survey,” Bob said. “If we have 100 people who are interested, then we can look into getting a senior center.”
Within the first week of conducting the survey, 134 signatures were received.
See complete story in the Northwest Alabamian.