The Lolly Hansen Senior Center is celebrating Older American’s Month full throttle.
Roughly 25 to 30 volunteers show up to help organize events each day that include health fairs, mariachi bands, spring dances and barbecues.
On Wednesday, there were many booths at an open house — 30 to be exact — accompanied by food and fun. The most important, in the opinions of some, was the Social Security booth, since it’s crucial that seniors who rely upon the service understand it.
Martha Silva is a senior who showed up Wednesday and thought the Tracer bus service provided a good tidbit of information — those who call a day in advance don’t have to pay the 50 cent fee.
Robert Reeves said he enjoyed the travel agency booths because he’s been to some of the places they were trying to get him to go.
Ilda Corron said she’ll use the senior resource directory religiously.
The senior center has been a part of Tracy since some of its current members were kids. It’s great fun for the seniors, several people said, and about 100 to 120 seniors hang out each day and participate in events at the center.