Cabin Window: Getting excited about new Senior Wellness Center

We have always been excited about this new opening or that new arrival — the airport, a restaurant, a shopping center, the Christmas tr-- well, let’s not get into that right now.


There is another one on the horizon as this week, the Conway Senior Wellness & Activity Center will lopen its doors to the public. The new facility will hold a grand opening at 2 p.m. Thursday at the location on 705 Siebenmorgan Rd.

While it’s always fun to see brand name businesses come to Faulkner County, there is something special about places like this that will immediately impact the lives of some of the most important citizens here. This center will not only help extend the lives of our Seniors, but it will also enhance them and help them to blossom. Programs of all kinds will be available, and that is something to be excited about.

What we need to remember, however, is that the center is officially called the Ola and John Hawks Center, based on the significant gift provided by the John and Ola Hawks Family Foundation.

“Without the early support from the John and Ola Hawks Family Foundation ... we would not have tackled this daunting task,” said Executive Director Debra Robinson. In addition to the Hawks foundation, early help was given by the Nabholz families in honor of their late aunt Monica Strack, Conway Corporation, the City of Conway Development Block Grant and First Security Bank. It is this type of help from a community that actually makes the community an attractive place to live.

What those who attend the wellness and activity center hope to find? Well, most activities and services at the center are targeted to promote exercise, good nutrition and social interaction. Those are all qualities that help Seniors stay happy and healthy.

It’s something that all of us in Conway and Faulkner County can be extremely proud of. We are looking forward to this very special grand opening.

(The Log Cabin Democrat Editorial Board consists of Publisher Zach Ahrens, Editor Ricky Duke and Reporter Joe Lamb)