The Weiser Community & Senior Center has welcomed a new director. Recently, Barb Goff, originally from Payette, took over as center director. Prior to joining the team, Goff had been enjoying retirement since 2013.
Goff is a native Idahoan with extensive experience working with the public. She spent 18 years at the Snake River Correctional Facility where she performed clerical work and many other essential tasks. She has been active within the church community as well as volunteering at the community/senior center for almost six years. Goff loves to be involved in the community helping in some way. She has been an active participant in the Quilts of Valor program, which has been on hold since the beginning of the pandemic. This program presents handmade quilts to a local veteran to thank them for their service to our country.
With the sad news of her husband’s passing last November, Goff shared that this position has come into her life at the perfect time. She is ready to get back into the community and contribute in any way she can. She is looking forward to being around people again, after a rough 2020, and making new friends. “I feel very blessed with this opportunity,” she shared. Goff stated that she finds it rewarding to help make life easier for local seniors. She stated that many local folks need the community/senior center to be more social, active, and receive a healthy, balanced homecooked meal. She is excited to become a larger part of the process.
Goff explained that she is focused on getting seniors together to have a good time, enjoy the company of others, and coordinate fun activities. Although BINGO has not yet made a comeback, Goff stated that it is in the works. The Quilt of Valor program is also in motion to start up again later this year. She is thrilled to see the community come alive again after a long and arduous 2020.
Congratulations, Barb, on your new position!