Service project grant benefits community

A Service Learning Project from a state grant gives senior citizens a place to relax and enjoy them at least one a week.
“This program for senior citizens is being held every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center in Grambling,” said Dr. Grace Tatum, project director.
The program is a partnership with the School of Social Work at Grambling State University, AARP – (Unit #5240 Grambling and Ruston), and the city of Grambling. Since it is funded by the State of Louisiana (a matching grant of $30,000) all of the services and activities are free, including transportation, continental breakfast and lunch, said Dr. Tatum.
It is open to all persons in Lincoln parish who are 50 years of age and older, especially the survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Computer classes are held on fourth Saturdays on the Grambling State University campus and the next one is scheduled for June 24, the director said.
Persons interested in the computer classes must call and register.
The program gives GSU campus organizations such as Alpha phi Omega National Service Fraternity, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. an opportunity to volunteer their services to the project.
Please contact Dr. Tatum at (318) 247-8449 (H) or 318) 274-3302 (W)