Shelby Senior Services: Shelby Senior Services, Inc., Horizon Center receives a Makeover
Shelby Senior Services, Inc., Horizon Center receives a Makeover
Shelbyville, Monday, March 4, 2019
Shelby Senior Services, Inc., Horizon Center underwent a transformation on Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd. This was due to the generosity of Shelbyville Paint, Flooring & More’s employees, (Ray Wetnight, Cindy Wetnight, Jenny Parlsey, Brent Parsley, Stacy Parkes, Charlie Tolley and Cheryl Wayt) and six professional painters, (Gerry Adams; Adam’s Painting & Wallcovering, Jim Fallis; Fallis Painting, Logan Wood and Mike Lee; Huber Painting Service, Tracy Cottingham and Scot Shrader.
Crystalá Evans assumed the position of Activity Coordinator at Shelby Senior Services, Inc. Horizon Center in October of 2018, after the retirement of Kathy Nolting. Upon settling into her role at the center she began to dream. Her passion for the senior community is evident in the way she talks about her job, the seniors she serves and her dedication to making the Horizon Center one of the best Senior Centers in Shelby County. She feels that in order to achieve that - there must first be a vision and a goal. Kim Koehl, the center’s Executive Director is very supportive of Crystalá bringing new and exciting things to the center.
What makes a premier Senior Center? It is inviting, warm, friendly, and a place that feels like a home away from home for starters. Having a holistic approach that appeals to all the senses can dramatically increase the health and wellness of seniors in the community. Then you have great programming that appeals to all of the different interests of the seniors in the community. Add a great group of amazing and active seniors – who enjoy coming to the center everyday – and you are well on your way.
In her new role Crystalá has a vision! It started with making some updates to the center to make the space more inviting. On her lunch break one day she walked into Wetnight’s Shelbyville Paint, Flooring & More and started asking questions. She was quickly paired up with Cheryl Wayt and they started talking about paint colors, cost, etc… Cheryl and Crystalá clicked right away and they talked about what the needs of the center were. Cheryl could see the vision and felt the passion she had for creating a warm and inviting space for the seniors to spend their days.
Kim and Crystalá met with Cheryl to discuss the costs, grant writing information and the vision. Cheryl informed us that Shelbyville Paint started a “giving back” community project last year. With the hopes of completing one or two a year, Shelby Senior Services, Inc. Horizon Center was going to be a lucky recipient in 2019! Not only was the paint going to be donated to the center, but the manpower to make the dream a reality as well. Cheryl contacted several local painters and they agreed to donate their talents in helping with the painting. Kim and Crystalá were moved to tears. Being the recipient of such a generous gift was very moving. In our jobs we are always helping the seniors of our community. When people reach out and help us in return – it is doubly appreciated.
On Saturday, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd – the center was painted and the center looks so fresh and cozy.
On Wednesday, March 5th the Horizon Center will have 17 people volunteering from Indiana Grand/Runnebohm Reality for SCUFFY Giving from the Heart Day to paint the cabinets. It is exciting to see what the whole place will look like once the finishing touches are added.