Gilbert Senior Experiences Belonging at Senior Center

Danny recently lost his wife and was looking for place to spend his time. He heard about the Senior Nutrition Program at the Gilbert Senior Center through another program he was attending in Chandler.

Danny was quiet at first. He found a little corner table in the front of the dining room and sat alone for a couple of days. Staff would stop by and say good morning as Danny waited for meal service to begin. Danny explained to the staff that he is a people-watcher and enjoys the coming and going of different participants throughout the day. He arrives at 8:00 am and stays well into the afternoon.

Since then, Danny has chosen to participate in more Senior Center activities. He recently participated in our Dining Out activity, found out he enjoys Wii Bowling, and took a trip on the Dolly Steamboat with the Activity Specialist and other participants. He even spent an afternoon helping the children of the Town of Gilbert’s preschool class play Wii.

Danny is very thankful for the programs offered at the center and he isn’t quiet when it comes to letting staff know how much he appreciates the work they do.