For people who would rather be golfing, Pierce County Senior Center was the place to be June 7, when the center celebrated International Women’s Golf Day by taking to the green.
Amber Steverson, County Coordinator for Concerted Services, Inc.’s Pierce County Service Center said volunteers recently set up a miniature golfing area at the senior center, and Pierce County Program Assistant Lynn Platt felt International Women’s Golf Day was the perfect time to tee off on their new green.
Local coach Shannon Batten, who is also a golf caddy, lent his expertise to the event. Steverson said Batten took time out of his busy schedule to caddy for the seniors and to share golfing tips. Even rain couldn’t dampen their fun.
“The seniors enjoyed our golf day even though it rained. Coach Batten explained what his work as a caddy entails, and that was very interesting. When it started raining, we just moved inside for indoor golf,” she said.
Steverson is a believer in keeping abreast of current fitness trends at the center, which offers Tai Chi (a Chinese form of exercise that uses very slow and controlled movements) and water aerobics. Plans are in the works for incorporating bowling and light weight training into the center’s current fitness regimen. Steverson sees a need to offer a wide array of fitness activities.
“We want to incorporate a lot of fitness activities at varying levels of difficulty because our senior center participants have different levels of ability. Where fitness is concerned, I think it’s important to offer enough activities that there’s something for everyone and something everyone likes,” she said.
Steverson invites seniors interested in fitness, fun, and fellowship to visit Concerted Services, Inc.’s Pierce County Senior Center at 711 Hendry Street in Blackshear. For additional information or to schedule a visit, please call 912-449-0145.
Seated from left to right: Reba Brown, Rexine Nesmith, Jeannette Herndon, Mozelle Brown, Bertha Brown, Geraldine Thornton, Edith Corson and Pauline Davis,
Standing from left to right: Director Amber Steverson, Irma Groover, Shirley Wagner, Cathy Frolich, Caddy Mr. Shannon Batton, Maureen Gossler, Tony Lee and Volunteer Karen Herndon seated below: Young Preston Smith