Marshall County Senior Center wins innovation grant award

Monday, January 7, 2019

The Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability recently awarded the Marshall County Senior Center with a $2,500 Innovation Grant award. The grant will fund a program to provide pottery classes to senior citizens. A pottery wheel, kiln, tools, and supplies will be purchased with the grant funds.

Three grant awards were provided throughout the state of Tennessee, with Marshall County winning the grant for the Middle Tennessee division.

“We are always looking for ways to update our programs for today’s seniors and challenge our members to keep learning new things. We are overwhelmed by winning this competition”, stated Frances Murdock, director of the Senior Center.

The grant award was presented by Jim Shulman, executive director of the Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability. Members of the South Central TN Development District’s Area Agency on Aging and Disability from Mount Pleasant, Senior Center Board of Directors members, and other TCAD staff were on hand for the presentation.

The pottery class is planned to begin in January. Senior citizens age 55 and older are eligible to join the Marshall County Senior Center and to participate in the class. For more information, contact the Senior Center at (931) 359-1808, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m.

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Pictured from left: County Mayor Mike Keny, South Central AAAD Director Joe Evans, Senior Center Director Frances Murdock, TCAD Executive Director Jim Shulman, Senior Center Board Member Linda Gupton, and JECDB Director Emily Darnell.