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Emma Spinks
Emma Spinks
Rockmart, GA
76 Years Young






Tell us about your family and your accomplishments.

  • I have 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grand children
  • I have lived in Rockmart since I was 6 years old.
  • I was teller at a bank for 16 years.
  • My husband & I had a plant nursery and we sold plants.
  • I like to sing. I sang in the Piedmont Avenue Baptist Church choir for 64 years. I know all the words to MANY hymns. My favorite hymn is Amazing Grace.
  • I walk 2 - 2 miles per day in my yard, at home, in the park and around the Senior Center. It makes me feel better. I have arthritis and walking helps me a lot. I participated in the AARP Senior Center Walking Program last April. Since that time, I have walked about 600 miles.
  • I've been a Hospice Volunteer since 1993. I currently go once a week to sit with 2 patients. When people ask me, "how can you do it," I say you have to accept it and I go to relieve the caregiver and just be there for them.

Do you visit a senior center?

Daily. Rockmart in Polk County.

How long have you been attending the center?

10 years .

What made you start going to the center?

To socialize with people.  I enjoy it.

What kinds of activities do you enjoy at the center?

The people.  We have a band that comes on Thursday, exercise and bingo.  I call the bingo.  When we have day trips, I go also.

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

It keeps me involved with the community.

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

I serve food & work in the kitchen at the Center and call the Bingo. I volunteer at my church and Hospice. I also go visit the shut-ins at the nursing homes.

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

Go to church. Read the Bible. Trust in the Lord. Look for ways to help others - a lot of people need you.





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