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Can't stop, won't stop: Flora Hall, 86 and going strong
Flora Hall sits ready to greet visitors to the Williams Senior Center. Ryan Williams/WGCN
Flora Hall sits ready to greet visitors to the Williams Senior Center. Ryan Williams/WGCN

Marissa Freireich
Williams-Grand Canyon News Reporter

WILLIAMS, Ariz. - The friendly face of Flora Hall will most likely greet those who visit the senior center for lunch.

Hall started volunteering as the receptionist at the Bill Williams Senior Center in December. Five days a week, she checks people in for lunch, counts money and does paperwork.

"I have to be here when people start coming in, so I come early because I enjoy being with people," she said. "I visit around, and I get organized."

The job requires flexibility and patience, Hall said. She likes the job because she gets to see people.

"I get to say hello to everybody," she said.

Hall has lived in Williams for 21 years and has belonged to the senior center the entire time. She first started coming to the center with her mother when they moved to Williams.

"No senior should stay home too long alone. You need to get out," she said. "And there are a lot of friendly people here. I enjoy coming."

While Hall sometimes calls the numbers for bingo, her role as receptionist is her favorite part of being at the senior center.

"It's good for a person. It makes me feel better to come over," she said. "You don't want to sit home feeling sorry for yourself because you've got aches and pains."

People should come to the senior center for two reasons, Hall said.

"It's good for people to get out as long as they're able," she said. "Everybody needs good nourishment," she added.

Hall enjoys being around others because she has worked with other people throughout her life.

She trained to be a nurse during World War II and worked in nursing for about 30 years. Hall also did volunteer work with her husband, who was a pastor. When she came to Williams, Hall worked as an assistant to the music director at Williams Elementary-Middle School.

"I've been busy all my life and I can't stop now," she said. "You just have to keep going, don't give up. I'm 86 now and still going strong, as long as I can."

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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Article comment by: Jane Forbes

Want an angel this woman is!!! I want to grow up and be like this...

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