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Kenly's Super Seniors off to small but fun start

Posted on January 17, 2022

Updated on January 22, 2022

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Jan Aycock celebrates winning the day's first bingo game.

Debbie Herrera | Johnstonian News

Jan Aycock celebrates winning the day's first bingo game.

Jan Aycock picks her prize after winning a bingo game.

Debbie Herrera | Johnstonian News

Jan Aycock picks her prize after winning a bingo game.

Parks and Recreation Director Michael King calls a game of bingo.

Debbie Herrera | Johnstonian News

Parks and Recreation Director Michael King calls a game of bingo.

Parks and Recreation Director Michael King plays trivia with the seniors.

Debbie Herrera | Johnstonian News

Parks and Recreation Director Michael King plays trivia with the seniors.

Jan Aycock celebrates winning the day's first bingo game.

Debbie Herrera | Johnstonian News

Jan Aycock celebrates winning the day's first bingo game.

Jan Aycock picks her prize after winning a bingo game.

Debbie Herrera | Johnstonian News

Jan Aycock picks her prize after winning a bingo game.

Jan Aycock picks her prize after winning a bingo game.
Parks and Recreation Director Michael King calls a game of bingo.
Parks and Recreation Director Michael King plays trivia with the seniors.
Jan Aycock celebrates winning the day's first bingo game.

dherrera@johnstoniannews.com | 919-284-2295

KENLY — Kenly seniors gathered Thursday at Kenly Park for bingo, line dancing and trivia.

It was the second week of the town’s new Super Seniors program, which meets Thursdays.

“I enjoy it,” Dianne Bailey said of the roughly hour-long program.

Bailey was among a half-dozen seniors who turned out Thursday. “I wish more people would come out,” she said.

“But I get it,” Bailey said, acknowledging the shadow that COVID-19 continues to cast over gatherings large and small. “I was staying away because of COVID. So many are getting sick right now, and I was wondering if I should come.”

But Bailey is vaccinated, and she always carries a mask. “My mask is really good,” she said.

Michael King, Kenly’s Parks and Recreation director, said the Super Seniors program was accomplishing its goals. “They have a good time, and I like it because it gets them around and gets them moving,” he said.

King acknowledged the low turnout early on but expects participation to grow as the weather warms and the virus wanes. “Last week, we had about five or six people, and this week we had six,” he said.

King has many ideas for future installments of the weekly program, including trips, movies and presentations. “Once it warms up, we can probably do a little cookout and watch an old movie,” he said.

King hopes Kenly’s seniors enjoy the program as much as he does. “My thing is, get out the house, move your body and let’s work your brain, have some fun,” he said. “I love it.”

The Super Seniors program meets from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays in the brick building at Kenly Park, 408 S. College Ave. Masks and hand sanitizer are available.

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