Retired director praises Cache County Senior Citizen Center

CACHE COUNTY — She’s been retired for only a week, but Kristine Johnson said she already misses her job as director of the Cache County Senior Citizen program, one she has held over the past eight years.

Johnson has high praise for the county’s program and said those who come to the <a href=”https://www.cachecounty.org/senior/”>Senior Citizen Center</a> for meals and/or other activities seem to be healthier and happier as well.  She is especially pleased with the <a href=”https://www.cachecounty.org/senior/meals-on-wheels.html”>Meals on Wheels</a> program where volunteers take meals to the homes of senior citizens who are homebound or recovering from an illness.

“The nice thing about it is it gives them an opportunity to get the nutrition to be able to be healthy,” Johnson said, “and the other thing, the important part of Meals on Wheels is for our drivers, our volunteers, to be able to check (on) that person, to make sure that they haven’t fallen and that they’re healthy and they’re ok. And if there is a problem, those calls come back to the center immediately and then we respond to the emergency numbers or to EMS to be able to help that client.”

Johnson and her replacement, Giselle Madrid, were guests on KVNU’s For the People program on Thursday, July 6. A podcast of the interview is available at <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/podcaster/kvnu-for-the-people”>610KVNU.com</a>.  

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