Older Americans Day

Older citizens were honored Thursday by the DeSoto Council on Aging.  The event lasted from :900 am until 1:00 pm and was held at the old DeSoto High School Gym.

Council Director Cheryl Lane told the Journal that this was an annual event until interrupted by COVID.  Lane said, “We’re bringing it back this year.  Everyone is having a great time. We are about to begin Bingo and a little later there will be a puppet show put on by Uncle Richards House.”

The council got support from the Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Richardson and his staff cooked a delicious meal for the guests at the event.

The theme for the 2023 Older American Day was Aging Unbound.  The program recognized seniors of DeSoto Parish.

Lane invited the public to take advantage of all programs offered by the Council on Aging at their office 404 Polk St.  Call 872-3700 for more information.

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