Housing authority hosts festive fun for seniors

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The Wilson Housing Authority recently hosted its annual Senior Day, which brings together housing authority senior residents, housing authority staff and community organizations for a day of fun and games.

More than 80 people attended the event, which was organized by Cathy Kent, the housing authority’s resident services director.

Housing authority residents who are 62 and older were invited to the event, which was held at the Forrest Road Community Center. There, they were able to play games such as Name that Tune and Let’s Make a Deal, dance to the sounds of DJ Easy Bee and Bennett Watson, and to hear presentations on subjects of interest to them.

Among the community organizations that participated in Senior Day were the Wilson Police Department, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, the Opportunities Industrialization Center of Wilson and Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Co.

“This annual event is a great chance to recognize our senior residents and put them in touch with community organizations that have resources that can be of use to them,’’ said Kelly Vick, president and CEO of the Wilson Housing Authority.