For Valerie Farmer, becoming the director of the Senior Center is part of her lifelong love for seniors and seeing their physical, mental, financial, and social needs met.

“We’re kind of a two-fold purpose,” Farmer explains. “We are the Senior Center, but we are also the Hamblen County Office on Aging. So, you know, the Senior Center end of things is more the socialization and activity, whereas the Hamblen County Office on Aging side is more of the programs and services and resources for seniors in this area.”