Glorinda says she does not miss a day at the Brady Center unless she is sick.
When Glorinda’s husband and daughter passed away within a year of each other, she found herself facing an emptiness that was hard to fill. She wanted to find a place to connect with others and found that, and more, at the Brady Center.
The Brady Center provides the senior population with various resources to maintain their independence and offers a safe place to gather and enjoy a hot meal and fellowship. Glorinda shared that she felt welcomed and cared for from her first day.
“It means a lot that they are willing to help us, even when they do not know us at first,” Glorinda said. “When I came in, they were friendly and kind.” Glorinda has been attending the Brady Center regularly for over a year. In that time, it has become more than just a place to spend time; it has become her sanctuary.
“I’m lonely. It’s hard that I lost my husband and my daughter,” Glorinda said. “I love it here. The Brady Center has helped me a lot. I do not miss a day unless I’m sick.”
Glorinda says finding the community she has there impacted her the most.
“I have enjoyed it so much. The Brady Center has given me somewhere to be. I live by myself, and this is the only place I go other than church on Sunday,” Glorinda said. “I love communicating with other people, sharing the laughs, the cries, everything.”
Glorinda shared that along with having a community at the Brady Center, she loves the games, activities, and support she knows she can find there.
“The Brady Center staff keeps us busy, and I love that,” Glorinda said.
Seniors regularly participate in crafts and physical fitness activities, like Zumba classes and chair yoga. The Brady Center also hosts bingo events, monthly dances, birthday celebrations, and more, all to help seniors feel a sense of community. The Brady Center is also an access point to other community resources, like healthcare.
The Brady Center is open to seniors 60 and older, Monday through Friday. More information is available at https://www.ccdallas.org/services/senior-services/.