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By Charlotte Smith

The Division on Aging strives to assist Senior Adults in remaining as independent as possible. The Bladen Senior Center provides resources, activities, senior outings, and educational programs to Bladen County seniors aged 60 years and older.

The Senior Center now has a new director Barbara McLaurin.

Ms. McLaurin was the Bladen County Community Alternatives Program (CAP) Supervisor before taking on the new role.

Ms. McLaurin said, “I’m trying to get a feel for everything.”

She stated she is planning activities that will be fresh and innovative. She wants to do things to bring in new people to the center and keep the ones currently participating in the program.

Currently there are two outings planned for the seniors. The first is the Elder Abuse Awareness Walk in Pembroke on June 14. The second is a fishing trip to Greene’s Pond in Elizabethtown on June 17.

The center is opened 7:30 am until 5:00 pm during the week. The seniors enjoy games, crafts, exercise and food at the local facility located at 608 McLeod Street in Elizabethtown.