Garfield County grants $7,200 to Valley Senior Center |

Garfield County grants $7,200 to Valley Senior Center

Parachute facility hosts meals, Pinochle, other social gatherings

Garfield County commissioners recently approved a $7,200 grant to assist the Valley Senior Center’s mission to serve seniors in the Parachute and Battlement Mesa communities.

Located in Parachute, the Valley Senior Center hosts meals on Mondays and provides a location for seniors to socialize with one another, according to a county news release.

Cheryl Pickett sits on the Valley Senior Center board of directors. She said the grant helps to cover the costs of operations, including maintenance, insurance and housekeeping, the release states.

“We have very limited income, and your support ensures that these services are available to all the residences of Garfield County to come in and enjoy a meal,” Pickett told commissioners at their March 21 meeting.

Pinochle groups meet at the center on Wednesdays, and meet and greets have begun on Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. The senior center is located at 500 Parachute Ave.

“I think the senior center has been a great blessing to the people down in the Parachute and Battlement Mesa area,” Commissioner Mike Samson said.

Commissioners unanimously approved the grant, which was previously budgeted from the county’s nonprofit general fund.

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