Saying good-bye to the community

Fran Strodtman
Director, SACS on Third

I am writing this last article for the paper with some sadness as I will miss all of you out there in senior citizen land, and those who have supported our services and me personally over the last 30 years.

First, I thank the Isanti County Commission on Aging for the many services they have done for our county seniors. Most of you have no idea of the amount of hard work that has gone into the services that they have provided for all of you, and the projects that have been accomplished on your behalf.

They were responsible for establishing the Senior Bus program that was started before I began working for the Center over 30 years ago and kept it going until the Heartland Bus Service began. Many of the board members were a part of the committee that began working to establish the Heartland Bus service.

They also began the first Chore Service Program in the county which was eventually taken over by Family Services. The ICCOA also worked with the city of Cambridge in remodeling the Senior Center with a new kitchen and office.

So, with sincerity, thank you to all of you who have shared lunch with us, joined in the activities, volunteered thousands of hours and become so special to me.

God bless you all and I am going to end this final article of the News & Events of SAC’s on Third from Fran’s point of view with a song that I always ended my singing concerts with:

“If we never meet again this side of heaven, I will meet you on that beautiful shore, where the charming roses bloom forever and separation never comes. If we never meet again this side of heaven, I will meet you on that beautiful shore.”