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UMM student helps put Senior Center on-line

A new Web site for the Morris Senior Community Center, created by University of Minnesota, Morris student Amanda Granaas, is now online.

Creation of the Web site is part of a joint effort between the Center for Small Towns on the Morris campus and the Senior Citizens' Club to increase community awareness about the Morris Senior Community Center.

Granaas, a first-year UMM student from Vermillion, S.D., is working as an intern at the Morris Senior Community Center.

The Morris Senior Citizens' Club was a recipient of a grant through the "Connecting Students and Communities" program that provides a University of Minnesota, Morris undergraduate student to help local units of government, K-12 schools or community-based organizations in the areas of research, project administration or to provide other support. The program is offered by the CST and the University of Minnesota West Central Partnership.

The Morris Senior Citizens' Club was essential in helping to plan and design the Web site according to the current and future needs of the Senior Center and the Morris community. Community members offered feedback during the site's construction.

With the unveiling of their new Web site, the Senior Citizens' Club hopes to project a more welcoming attitude toward the community of Morris. The Senior Center wishes to be a place where active seniors in the Morris community can spend their time, have fun and gain access to the many services offered in the Morris area.

The Web site compiles all sorts of important information on many topics. Not only does the site include general and in-depth information about the Senior Center, but also helpful links and resources for seniors, their families and the community. Resources will be added and updated periodically.

Visit the new site at and add it as a bookmark in order to keep track of regular updates.