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QC Volunteers to Offer More Activities for Seniors

Gloria Fisher

Some local seniors say they want to do more than just play bingo. Tomorrow, Feb. 10, members of Senior Voice will hold a conference in Bettendorf to plan a year-long event, called "the QCA is a great place to retire." 
Gloria Fisher, Chair of Senior Voice, says 78 volunteers are working to bring different events to the Quad Cities, for those over 60 years old. 
"You hit 60, 70, even 80 today, and you're just not interested in bingo, cards, or discounts. That's all just a little frosting on the cake. We want to get them involved," Fisher said. 
Fisher says Senior Voice has been active in the community for 17 years. But, this is the first time the group will host events every month to "salute seniors."  
The events will kick off in March, and will include a parade in early May, a Fourth of July picnic, and a Christmas program. Senior Voice will also host informational programs, teaching seniors about housing, home care, transportation, and more.   
And, Fisher says all of the programs will be free. Plans for "the QCA is a great place to retire" will be announced Feb. 10 at 11:30 am, at Masonic Village in Bettendorf.