October 2nd was a big day for SENIOR Solutions and the seniors they serve.
After a two-year fundraising campaign, SENIOR Solutions unveiled renovations to its Oconee Senior Center with Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell presiding over the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The senior center – located at 101 Perry Avenue in Seneca – gained both local and national attention for being an original Rosenwald School, which is on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.
Through grants and private donations, SENIOR Solutions was able to raise more than $300,000 to renovate an entire wing that has sat unoccupied for years.
“The renovations are truly remarkable when you see them firsthand,” said Douglas Wright, President/CEO of SENIOR Solutions. “The updates are beautiful, and they keep with the classic feel of the original design. Most importantly, the addition of five rooms will allow us to add more activities at the center.”
Following the ribbon cutting ceremony, Lieutenant Governor McConnell visited several clients on SENIOR Solutions’ home-delivered meals route – a program that serves 1200 people weekly.
The day concluded with McConnell’s “Face of Aging” Tour stopping at SENIOR Solutions’ Anderson location. This was an open forum that gave seniors, caregivers and residents the chance to offer suggestions, ideas and concerns that relate to seniors.