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Frances Roaks
Frances Roaks
Candler County, GA
80 Years Young






Tell us about your family and your accomplishments.

I was born one of four children. I have a son and two grandchildren. When my husband became ill, he asked me to put him in a nursing home. I prayed that God would give me strength to keep him at home. God answered my prayers, he stayed at home until he passed away. I was grieving with nothing to look forward to until we heard about the senior center and my son encouraged me to visit. After speaking to the director, Ms. Mamie Baldon, she got me a job at the center where I enjoy coming to work each day. She trained us well, keeps us motivated and happy to be there.

Do you visit a senior center?

Yes. Candler County Senior Center - Concerted Services.

How long have you been attending the center?

About 3 years.

What made you start going to the center?

After my husband passed away, I was grieving with nothing to look forward to until we heard about the senior center and my son encouraged me to go.

What kinds of activities do you enjoy at the center

Exercising, Bible study, nutrition lessons, fun and games, and learning about medical and health issues.

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

Working with an energetic staff. Each day we see the seniors come into the center, some smiling, some in pain, yet they still come. It is so uplifting to be a part of this center.

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

Yes, whenever and wherever needed.

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

Understand early in life the world does not revolve around you and your needs. There is a greater satisfaction and reward in helping others. Always be truthful. Learn to celebrate life with peace in your heart and enjoy the journey. Choose your friends very carefully and get a good education.





































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