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Byrdstown Senior Center Move Should Be Complete By Spring

The Byrdstown Senior Center relocation could be complete by spring.

County Executive Stephen Bilbrey said the county is in possession of the deed for the old Methodist Church property on Highway 111. Senior Center Director Jessica Wilson said the current location is not handicap accessible. She said many of the seniors have to park across from the center and cross a busy street to get to the center.

“That is our number one concern is their safety, and this new location will be a much better location for them in order for them to come in daily for their activities,” Wilson said.

Wilson said the original hope was they would be in the new location by Christmas. An issue with the deed held up the move.

“There will be some modifications that need to be done in our kitchen area for a commercial upgrade for that,” Wilson said. “There will be a roof that will need to be replaced and some other minor things that will need to be done before we can move.”

The Senior Center is currently located on 105 South Main Street. She said there will be a lot more space at the new location for the seniors.

“I’m still excited,” Wilson said. “We knew that there was going to be a process in the beginning, but I’m excited for them. They all seem to be excited about it.”

Wilson said she has a lot of work to do to prepare for the move.

“I think I’ll play a big role in that as far as everything being moved from our location here, as far as all our office stuff, the exorcise equipment our seniors use on a daily basis, all of our activities, our crafts,” Wilson said. “Everything here in general will be up to me to get moved out to our new location and set up.”

The Senior Center mission is to provide activities, opportunities and services for the seniors in Pickett County.

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