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Eleanor Mote
Eleanor Mote
Cornelia, GA
91 Years Young






Tell us about your family and your accomplishments.

My husband and I raised three sons, all of whom served in the Navy. We also raised 3 grand-daughters when their mother died. In 1966, at the age of 50, we became foster parents. Between 1966 and 1989, we cared for 75 children. Some stayed for only a few days, some for years. Several lived with us until adulthood. I'm proud to have been able to help them all and give them a loving home.

Do you visit a senior center?

Yes, Habersham County.

How long have you been attending the center?

Since 2000; my neighbor recommended it.
What kinds of activities do you enjoy at the center?
Quilting and socializing with others.

How has the center helped you Age Well and Live Well?

Just being around others seniors is helpful. The center provides guest speakers to inform us about health issues and nurses to do health screenings. A nurse provides footcare once a month. The exercise program has helped me stay strong and flexible. I'm currently participating in the Live Healthy Georgia program, learning about preventing falls, diabetes and heart disease.

Do you volunteer at your senior center or at other community organizations?

My quilting efforts at the center provide funds for the center. I also read to my blind neighbor, write monthly letters to prisoners and cook and serve meals to those in need.

What advice would you give to young people today on how to live a good long life?

Start by living a clean, healthy life - don't smoke or do drugs. Obey your parents. Go to church. Read your Bible and pray.
















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