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Senior center to host reopening celebration

October 23, 2002

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - The Greencastle Senior Activity Center is hosting a grand reopening celebration and open house on Thursday. The Franklin County Commissioners will cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. and an open house will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Franklin County Area Agency on Aging was awarded a grant from the 2000 Senior Community Center Capital Assistance Program to renovate and build an addition onto the Greencastle Senior Activity Center, 10615 Antrim Church Road.

The renovations include a new entrance, ADA restroom upgrades, a new electrical system, a new HVAC system, relocation and paving of the parking lot, as well as a 30-by-60-foot addition. A new office for the senior center manager and a computer lab with DSL access line was also part of the facility upgrade, according to a news release from the Franklin County Area Agency on Aging.

The new paved parking lot provides ample, level parking and replaces the original, steeply graded parking lot.

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The new addition to the facility will provide room for exercise and line dancing classes, craft and quilting classes and the card club. Yoga and Tai Chi instruction and a jam session each week will also be added to the center schedule.

The computer cafe houses 11 computers for online access.

The center has grown dramatically over the past several years. It currently serves approximately 50 seniors per day and a total of 150 different seniors per month with a variety of activities. The members are also provided with a hot noon meal.

The Greencastle Senior Activity Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is actively seeking new members who are invited to stop in.

The open house is free and open to the public.

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