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Published November 19, 2013, 07:52 PM

Seniors celebrate their Thanksgiving early

Hundreds of Seniors had an early start to their Thanksgiving Celebration Tuesday in Grand Forks. As part of the annual event a group of students from Valley Middle School provided the entertainment with songs, and students from Central High School helped serve the traditional turkey dinner.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

Hundreds of Seniors had an early start to their Thanksgiving Celebration Tuesday in Grand Forks. As part of the annual event a group of students from Valley Middle School provided the entertainment with songs, and students from Central High School helped serve the traditional turkey dinner.

Each year it's held a week before the actual holiday so that seniors who have traveling plans can be part of the day. Activity director Jami Schumacher says hosting holiday meals gives seniors social opportunities they otherwise might not have.

Jami Schumacher, Activity Director said, "We find that fellowship is really important. As people get older they tend to isolate themselves, so we find having these kinds of opportunities where they can gather, eat and enjoy a really good meal is really important."

The senior center also has special holiday meals on Christmas and Easter.

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