Ashley Ivey Askew, clinical manager at I-CARE Home Care Services, left, and Donna Ivey, founder and administrator of I-CARE, prepare a vegan Mexican lunch as part of a recent Seniors with a Purpose (SWAP) event in Vienna. Ashley conducts healthy living workshops and seminars throughout the region to demonstrate how to have a more healthy life as part of I-CARE's many home services for seniors.
Seniors with a Purpose (SWAP), a non-profit organization that teaches seniors, vets and others how to live more healthy lives, held its quarterly event in Vienna, this one on how to eat smart at home. The event was held at a 150-year-old church, First Baptist Church of Vienna, the oldest black church in that region. First Baptist Church was founded in 1867 and built by African Americans working on a Vienna farm. A Major Hine, who had served in the Union Army, gave them the plot of land. They succeeded in acquiring lumber through the Freedman’s Bureau from a Civil War barracks which was being demolished.