Senior Center Addition Will Allow For New Services

The Bond County Senior Center broke ground last week on the Frank & Susan Watson Community Building – a new addition to the Senior Center on Harris Avenue.

Senior Center Director Anna Oestreich told WGEL that Center officials will be able to reallocate activities from the existing facility.

“There will be more room for meetings and exercises and other activities in a community room-type setting,” Oestreich said. “There will be a board room, interview rooms for people to meet and receive services from agencies outside of Bond County, and we will be able to entertain small groups for break-out sessions.

“We’ll have a larger dining area. We’ll have two kitchens – a small kitchen for use with the community room and a commercial kitchen on site to be able to prepare food here. And we’re going to move our food pantry back on site.  That will really facilitate better service for the folks that patronize the food pantry.”

Oestreich said the new building is scheduled to be completed by October and a dedication will be held then.