Senior Oasis luncheon: Plenty of turkey, dressing and fun


Participants in the John H. Dickerson Center’s Senior Oasis program were treated to an early Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 14. Seniors dined on turkey and dressing with all the trimmings plus ham, macaroni and cheese, and a variety of desserts.

Pastor John T. Long is shown with Gloria Nedd and Arndrea Alexander at the Senior Oasis program luncheon at the Dickerson Center.

Tubman-King Community Church Pastor John Long, who is also employed by VITAS, was present along with Arndrea Alexander to pass out free turkeys, which the participants could take home and prepare for their own Thanksgiving meal this week.

Gloria Nedd, president of Daytona Beach’s Senior Oasis program, was one of 70 who received a free turkey from VITAS, an end-of-life care program for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses.

There is no charge for seniors to participate in the city’s Oasis program, which meets every Wednesday at the Dickerson Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The seniors play board games, are served a lunch, and also take occasional field trips throughout the Greater Daytona Beach area. Speakers also are invited to address the

For more information, call the Dickerson Center at 386-671-5823 or the city’s Leisure Services Department at 386-671-8337.


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