Mitzi Bumpus from the Frank P. Giannini Senior Citizen Center, in studio October 11, 17
Mitzi Bumpus, Aging Coordinator at the Frank P. Giannini Senior Citizen Center, was in studio Wednesday morning to talk to WPKY about several things offered at the Center.
Mitzi first told listeners about the seniors’ recent trip to the Pennyrile Senior Games in Hopkinsville where they won for most improved and will receive $75 to go to the center. Mitzi said that it’s an annual three day event where the surrounding nine counties participate in events like lawn bowling, alley bowling, softball throws, a one-mile walk, bingo, shuffleboard, and more. She expressed hope that they would be able to take even more seniors from Caldwell County next year.
Mitzi then told listeners about the reservation system in place for daily meals. It is now required throughout the entire Pennyrile area that those who wish to eat, call the center at least 24 hours in advance to sign up for a meal. This was made a requirement so that chefs at area senior citizen centers don’t cook too much and therefore waste what little resources the centers receive. Mitzi did say that the center would never turn anyone away but that they’d most likely ask those who show up without a reservation to wait until all those with reservations have been served. Mitzi then said that for those 60 and over the cost is a $3 donation, and for all under 60 it’s $5 a meal. Meals are served at 11:30AM each day and Mitzi suggested everyone be there right at 11:30 to make sure you get your meal. You can call the center at 270-365-7446 to make that reservation.
Mitzi then reminded listeners of all that’s offered at the center, including weekly bible studies, Thursday bingo, places to watch TV, a shuffleboard court, and more. She then spoke of the free legal services offered every month that many may not know about. Normally every third Friday of the month a legal advisor holds appointments at the center and will help seniors with any legal questions they may have. All a senior needs to do is call the center (again the number is 270-365-7446) and they’ll put your name on the list for appointments. Mitzi suggested leaving your phone number in case the appointments get shifted to the fourth Friday of the month. The free legal service will be moved this month to the fourth Friday of October.
Mitzi then wanted to stress that the Frank P. Giannini Senior Citizen Center is open to everyone, regardless of race, social status, class status, age, or sex and that everyone is treated equally within the center. She also mentioned that if anyone needs a ride to the center, just call between 24 and 48 hours before and she will contact the transportation office.
The Frank P. Giannini Senior Citizen Center is open from 8AM to 4PM, Monday through Sunday, and is located at 200 N Eagle Street, between East Main and East Market Streets in Princeton. For more information or to make reservations for a meal or transportation, you can call the center at 270-365-7446.
You can catch the full interview with Mitzi Bumpus below.