For many years I was a client of Tri-County Mental Health Services where I participated in several, interesting activities. Then the state cut the funding and they all stopped. It felt devastating. For a long time I felt lost and lonely and yearned for a way to fill the empty space in my life. Then one day I saw an ad in the paper for the Wisdom Center and decided to check it out. From the moment I walked in I felt welcomed and at home. They listen patiently when I have a problem I need to talk about and sometimes offer helpful advice. They center provides a variety of activities that enrich the lives of all of us who go there… There is an art class that allows its members to show what the world looks like through their eyes. Sometimes a person comes in who talks about subjects such as handling our finances, how to safely take medicines, how to deal with losses and disappointment and other subjects to numerous to mention. For many of us, coming to the Wisdom Center gives us a sense of camaraderie and a feeling of belonging somewhere. It gives us a way to connect with others in a calm, friendly atmosphere where a woman is free to be herself.