What We Do
The purpose of a senior citizens center is to be a community focal point where older adults that are 60 years and over can come together for a variety of individual and group services and activities that reflect their experience and skills; provide nutritionally sound meals; respond to their diverse needs and interests; encourage their involvement within the center and the community; enhance their dignity and quality of life; provide various forms of assistance to enable them to live healthy and independent as long as possible.
- Senior Center Staff create an atmosphere that acknowledges the value of human life, affirms the dignity and self-worth of the older adult participant and maintains a climate of respect, trust and support. Within this atmosphere, the staff creates opportunities for older adults to apply their wisdom, experience and insight and to learn new skills.
- A senior center provides a nutritious lunch meal, served either in the senior center congregate dining room or a hot meal delivered in a heated truck to those sick, frail and homebound individuals.
- A senior center provides transportation for those that can no longer drive or who feel unsteady, to and from the senior center’s congregate meal programs, shopping trips, doctor/hospital appointments and/or other needed destinations to further their independence.
- A senior center provides exercise for both the body and the brain and offers opportunities to interact with other seniors socially.
- A senior center serves as a resource center for the entire community, offering a system that links participants to services and educational opportunities within the boundaries of the center or referral to resources offered by other community agencies.
- A senior center offers information to family members on aging; educational seminars; support groups for family caregivers, bereavement, Parkinson Disease, and other afflictions; training for professional, lay leaders and students; and for development of innovative approaches to addressing aging issues.
Chris was born and raised in St. George and has lived in the Washington County area her entire life. She has a great love for Southern Utah. She graduated from Dixie High School and attended Dixie State University and Brigham Young University.
Chris was employed by Moore Business Forms for 16 years with the majority of time spent in purchasing and inventory control. After leaving Moore, she obtained her real estate agent license and later her real estate broker license. She has served on the Washington County Board of Realtor Directors and was selected to be one of 13 participates statewide for the charter class of Leadership UAR 2000. Chris worked as the Key Accounts Manager for The Spectrum and was then promoted to the General Manager of the Pioneer Shopper. Chris was hired in 2008 to be the Executive Director of the Washington County Council on Aging. Chris currently serves on numerous state and local boards and committees dealing with the aging population issues.
Chris is married to Dean Holliday; they have 2 children and 8 grandchildren. She loves to read, travel, spend time with family, ride UTV’s and is always ready for any type of new adventure.