A Place Of Their Own For East Limestone Senior Citizens
LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Limestone County Commission Chairman Stanley Menefee announced this morning the awarding of a Community Development Block Grant, in the amount of $250,000 for the purchase of a senior citizens center in the East Limestone County area.
The county has been paying rent on an old church building at McCully Mill Road and Nick Davis Road the seniors have been using. But the building was also made available to other groups and the seniors could make no improvements to the facility. They were forced to lock supplies away after each visit. With the grant in hand, Menefee says they will purchase the building and it becomes The East Limestone Senior Citizens Center.
“You know, we’ve been working out on a limb on this for about a year and a half now,” Menefee told the group. “But today’s a better day. We got the grant to purchase and own this facility, and I’m just thrilled.”
The seniors will be able to gather daily, enjoy a meal and each other’s company, play games, exercise, even participate in health evaluations.
“It’s designed to keep our seniors active, informed and engaged,” says Emily Sandlin, It’s a promise fulfilled by members of the county commission.
Menefee says now they look to creating a new senior center in the northern part of the county.