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Lorena Weaver
Lorena Weaver
Catoosa, GA
91 Years Young






Tell us about your family and your accomplishments.

  • I have 7 Children (3 sons & 4 daughters).  20 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren
  • I lived in Rossville, GA for 40 years before moving to Ringgold 16 years ago.
  • I am very interested in art. 
  • I devour books, and especially like inspirational and self-improvement books. 
  • I read cookbooks and like to experiment with recipes.  My favorite is Peach Cobbler.  My family loves it.  The “sugar and butter” is what makes it good.
  • I work in my garden raising tomatoes, peppers, okra and green beans.  I grew up eating mostly vegetables.  I remember one summer we could live on $13 because of our garden vegetables.

Do you visit a senior center?

Yes.  I go every day, if I can. Catoosa County Ringgold.

How long have you been attending the center?

Five years.

What made you start going to the center?

My son took me to go because I was bored at home.

What kinds of activities do you enjoy at the center?

Quilting and sewing, Exercises and other activities. They sell the quilts & what they make to buy the sewing supplies and fabrics.

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

It's been a tremendous help to me. I love the fellowship & camaraderie it offers. I think the exercises help a lot. I do the walking tapes but think the exercises that involve moving all the body parts are better. I participated in the AARP walking program. From June 2005 – March 2006 I have walked 750 miles (1.5 million steps)!
Do you volunteer at your senior center or at other community organizations?

Yes, I wait on the tables and help out where ever needed.

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

"Don't get addicted to anything that is a detriment to your health." The only addiction I recommend is, "Get addicted to God."






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