Colley Complex hosts Christmas breakfast

Published 7:45 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019

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The Colley Senior Complex hosted Christmas Breakfast 2019 Wednesday morning and a packed house of seniors enjoyed the pancakes and more breakfast and the entertainment by the Colley Complex Music Department.

Troy Mayor Jason A. Reeves welcomed the gathering and expressed appreciation to the Troy City Council and the city’s citizens for providing the resources for the Colley Senior Complex for the benefit of the city’s senior adults.

“The Colley Senior Complex is truly a blessing for our seniors and for the Troy community,” Reeves said. “Catherine and her staff do an outstanding job of providing activities and events for our seniors and what they do is greatly appreciated.”

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Catherine Jordan, center director, said the City of Troy is very supportive of the Colley Senior Complex.

“Without the support of Mayor Reeves and the council, this would not be possible,” Jordan said. “We are grateful for their support. I hope they all know what a difference this center makes in the lives of so many and how much they are appreciated.”

The mayor and council and members of the city’s staff joined the center’s board is serving the guests as they were entertained by the senior center’s music department.

“We even had a cheering section,” said Jim Wadowick, director of the recorder and violin sections.

The musicians played a variety of music, primarily Christmas selections. However, they also slipped in “Dry Bones/Gladys’ Boogie” and “Boil the Cabbage Down.”

Jordan thanked the performers who, she said, have been practicing diligently for weeks for Christmas Breakfast 2019.

“The Christmas Breakfast is one time in the year when we all get together for a time of food and fellowship,” she said. “The Mardi Gras Gala each year funds the breakfast as well as other activities here at the senior center.”

Jordan said between 900 and 1,200 seniors, ages 50-plus, participate in the classes, activities, events and adventure/learning trips offered at the Colley Senior Complex.

The classes offered at the Colley Senior Complex are offered free with the exception of a materials fee for specified classes.

For more information about the Colley Senior Complex and its programs, contact Catherine Jordan at 808-8500 or visit the complex at 715 Elm Street, Troy.