Minot seniors have a friend in Parker Senior Center

So, downtown’s three-year construction project is about to end. Certainly there will be a lot to celebrate later this month if the project continues to progress ahead of schedule.

When all is said and done, downtown will be primed for its seasonal celebrations, which were by no means put off during construction – such as the lighting of the downtown Christmas tree and the arrival of the CP Holiday Train.

Those highly popular events and all the others hosted throughout the year by the downtown association will be that much better when the finishing touches are applied on Main Street, Central Avenue and the other important streets and avenues in the central business district.

One of the downtown partners that has endured the construction right along with private businesses is the Parker Senior Center. It was, and remains, a most vital gathering place for senior citizens in the area. And, it too will be enhanced by all of the improvements to infrastructure made in the 26-block area of downtown.

For people not familiar with the Parker, a golden opportunity is coming up.

The Parker Senior Center will hold an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event is open to senior citizens and their family and friends. It will include many people from around the community and area who are bringing resources and information for senior citizens. They will talk about a variety of subjects from medical issues such as Alzheimers to medications and even what the Parker Senior Center has to offer.

Irene Gousheh, activities coordinator at the Parker Senior Center, hopes the event will help seniors know that the Parker Center is a place for them to go and hang out and relax.

It is impossible to overstate how important that resource is to the entire community. To all who work or volunteer there, your efforts are greatly appreciated.