Fight to Keep Colfax Senior Center Open

Fight to Keep Colfax Senior Center Open

There are 4 comments on the WHO-TV Des Moines story from Apr 16, 2008, titled Fight to Keep Colfax Senior Center Open. In it, WHO-TV Des Moines reports that:

“We're hoping on Monday, we get past all the economics of the past and personalities and focus on the actual people”

Seniors in the town of Colfax are meeting with Jasper County leaders today to fight for their senior center. via WHO-TV Des Moines

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WHO-TV Des Moines.

colfax resident

Colfax, IA

#1 Apr 18, 2008
The Colfax Senior Center has been in this town for many many years and this is the only place for some of the elderly citizens get to go to visit with people. Sure, just take everything out of Colfax so that the senior citizens have nothing to do but sit home. There is just NOTHING to do in colfax, not even for the younger generations, except get in trouble. Leave the senior center here, what is it hurting??? NOTHING!!!
Kelly Cooper

West Des Moines, IA

#2 May 7, 2008
Instead of trying to get rid of the center why not fix it up and make it better for them. They need that place! It is good for them. I hope that it is around for when it is my generation's turn. I would be glad to help fix it up and do what I can to help keep it around!
Fran from Walkertown

Greensboro, NC

#3 Feb 22, 2012
Well I would like to come over to the Senior Center and meet new people. I am new in this state, and where I lived before had a very nice center. We played card's had lunch 5 day's a week. Also we had dance's after lunch and this Center is still very active in a small town called Overton,NV. I sure hope your center is still alive and going strong. I need directions on getting there from my home in Walkertown.
New in town

Marshalltown, IA

#4 Nov 18, 2013
We moved to Colfax at the end of Aug.and I have my Mother living with me,she is 88 IN pretty good health.I moved to Iowa 2 years ago and I am shocked that the that Iowa has very little for the elderly.I'm fine in a small town where people are just not willing to get to know you.I am from the south and that is not the way we do things.I'm not looking for a best friend but a hello would be nice.I hate to see the center close also but maybe they should do more for the senior.plan more things crafts,bingo book clubs get the people in Colfax to help out I dont feel it would cost that much.I know I would be willing to help. WHAT ABOUT YOU. thanks

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