Lunch is on the sheriff

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 27, 2003

Suffolk News-Herald

If you are one of Suffolk’s treasured &uot;golden oldies,&uot; you are invited to attend a Wednesday luncheon that will provide just about all the information available on how to improve your quality of life.

Suffolk Sheriff Raleigh H. Isaacs Sr. said his office, the Constitutional officers of Suffolk and Suffolk Parks & Recreation are co-sponsoring a program to acquaint senior citizens with all the types of free services that are offered locally. They will also be asked to take part in discussions of future needs for the continuation and improvement of services they receive.


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&uot;This event is vital to all our senior citizens,&uot; said the sheriff. &uot;It takes place Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Birdsong Recreation Center at 301 N. Main St. We would certainly love to see every one of our senior citizens come out to take advantage of all the information our speakers are bringing to share with them.&uot;

As Isaacs noted, everything about this event is free including the lunch, which is sponsored by the sheriff’s office. Also, those attending will have an opportunity to pick up a door prize.

Mistress of ceremonies for the event is Lynette Brugeman, director of tourism for Suffolk. She will welcome and introduce several speakers including Sean Miller, recreation superintendent for the City of Suffolk, and Margie Barnes, the market and community relations coordinator for Sentara Hospice.

Other guest speakers include Alice Malborne, the executive director of the Virginia Association of the Blind,

and Lou Ann Ivory, the community outreach coordinator for the office of the attorney general.

Fran Dillard-Moore, the executive director of Help & Emergency Response will also offer information and Pam Alexander, the outreach coordinator for Main Street Physicians will also be on hand to answer questions and provide advice.

The Director of Marketing at Lake Prince Assisted Living, Ann Green, will also speak on services and comforts available at that facility, wrapping up the morning’s activities at noon.

Sheriff Isaacs will offer an invocation prior to the luncheon, and recognition of special guests will follow.

While the entire four-hour seminar is absolutely free, including the luncheon, reservations are a must.

To reserve your seat, call Sheila Bailey, senior coordinator for the Senior Center, at 923-2372.