Senior services resume during move to new building
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Aug 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Trigg County Senior Citizens Center building on Jefferson Street was closed Thursday and Friday to allow for necessary items to be moved to the new location on Joy Lane, said Senior Center Director Carolyn Bland.

No meals were served on Thursday or Friday, and no deliveries or transportation was available on those two days, either, said Bland.

However, Bland also said that although some things have yet to be moved to the new location, most of the essential items have been moved and meals, transportation and deliveries resumed on Monday. She added that since no one is moving into the old location yet, they have time to bring the non-essential items to the new building.

“We don’t have anyone moving in behind us, so … nobody’s pushing us out,” Bland said. “If we just need to get our essentials that we have to have, we can move the other items as we need them. We can move them later.”

Judy Peterson, assistant executive director at Pennyrile Allied Community Services (PACS), said that “chef-stable meals” were delivered to people in the county last Wednesday so that people that need meals wouldn’t go without for those two days.

Peterson said “chef-stable meals” means canned soup, crackers and other non-perishable goods.

Because the new building is so much larger, the center’s telephone, electric and water bills will be triple what they were at the old building, but it will be worth it, said Peterson, who added that the center’s telephone number will be the same.

“This is the second largest center in the PACS area, and they deserve a building like this,” Peterson said.

Trigg County Judge-Executive Stan Humphries said the building received its certificate of occupancy last month. An open house will hopefully be held soon, he added.
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