Journeys Fall/Winter 2016 - Page 4

A Major Milestone for the Senior Center

Celebrating 25 years as the hub of senior vitality in Cabarrus

For Concord resident Teresa “ Peanut ” Lambert , 75 , it ’ s where she spends almost every day teaching line dancing classes . For her brother , Bill Caudle , 70 , of Concord , it ’ s where he attends Photography Club meetings and participates in events of the Cabarrus Senior Games like bocce and billiards . Then there ’ s Tom Caudle , 71 , of Concord , who likes to take part in Men ’ s Night Out . For their late mother , Julia Caudle , it was where she went for lunch and bingo .
The Cabarrus County Senior Center in Concord ( 331 Corban Ave . SE ) celebrated its 25th anniversary in June 2016 . Cabarrus County operates the facility through the work of its Active Living and Parks Department . The County opened a second location in Mt . Pleasant ( 8615 Park Dr .) in 2004 .
For people like the Caudles and Lambert , the centers continue to serve as a pathway to active lifestyles for multiple generations .
“ My mother loved going down there , and then all of a sudden I got involved ,” Lambert said . “ I haven ’ t left since .”
In fact , Lambert has taught line dancing classes at the center in Concord for more than 20 years .
“ I love the people there . There ’ s always something to do ,” she said .
Tom plays music at the Wednesday night Opry Jam sessions , which he says is a highlight of his week .
“ Most of the seniors come for the music and simply love it ,” Tom said . “ Many of them are in their 80s and 90s and I can ’ t keep up with them . It does us good to see this .”
Brothers Bill and Tom Caudle with their sister , Teresa “ Peanut ” Lambert
“ The centers are a focal point for programs and resources for older adults ,” said Susan Donaldson , program manager for Cabarrus County Senior Centers . “ We try to provide a wide-range of wellness ,
2 JOURNEYS Fall / Winter 2016
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