Senior Nutrition Center receives statewide honor
It was just a few short years ago the Comanche Nutrition Center was on the verge of shutting down. Through the hard work and efforts and teamwork of the city and volunteers, the center has been recognized at the state level.
Last week in Tulsa, city manager Chuck Ralls and mayor Smokey Dobbins, along with nutrition center staff members and volunteers Deborah Hunter, Lori Mayo and Kathy Miller were presented the Champions of Senior Health Award by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oklahoma.
“We were nominated for what we’ve done to promote senior living,” Ralls said. “We took a holistic approach of health, nutrition and social aspects through the nutrition center.”
The award also came with a $5,000 grant that Ralls said will go toward purchasing a new range for the center and expanding the parking lot.
“It’s good to have the efforts over the last three years recognized,” Ralls said. “It was a challenging process taking over after it was defunded. Not only has it been a success, but being recognized statewide is a major accomplishment. I sincerely appreciate the efforts of the staff and volunteers that made the program a success.”