County center wins senior trike



Local seniors now have access to an adult tricycle. Director Kimberly Mathis attended the “Move Augusta Senior Expo and Bike Rodeo” sponsored by Augusta Urban Ministries October 8. The event, held at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, was aimed at people over 50 years old, and included resources and health screenings. “They were teaching seniors how to ride a trike,” Mathis said. “They talked about bike safety and there was a canal bike ride.”Mathis entered the Burke County Senior Center in a raffle drawing, involving the giveaway of 10 trikes. “I was the first one to win one,” she said and stated that the bike came with a lock, tracker and helmet. The value of the trike is estimated at about $700. Mathis brought it to the senior center where it was met with excitement. The trike is available for checkout to attending seniors.

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