“There’s a lot more participation, and they’ve got the exercise equipment in, and the seniors have really been using it,” Humphries said.
At Monday’s Trigg County Fiscal Court meeting, Humphries said that an official dedication has been scheduled from 2 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17.
The building was finished in July, and shortly thereafter the building received its certifiate of occupancy, and in late July the necessary items were moved from the old building on Jefferson Street to the new location on Joy Lane, said Senior Center Director Carolyn Bland.
An exercise room and more meeting rooms, and a safer parking lot with more parking spaces than at the old building, are some of the reasons why the new building is preferable, said Bland.
Hopkinsville Architect Keith Sharp said the 9,000-square-foot facility is on a five-acre tract of land, and has a total cost of less than $2 million.
Services that the current senior center provides, such as meals, transportation, recreation, health services, adult daycare, homemaking services and legal services will be provided at the new senior center, as will various games such as bingo, said Bland.