Central-Clemson Senior Center set to reopen

Meals on Wheels, Central, Clemson,

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CENTRAL — Pickens County Meals on Wheels (PCMOW) recently announced plans to re-open the Central-Clemson Senior Center, located at 120 Commons Way in Central (formerly operated by Seniors Unlimited).

Plans to reopen the facility have been in the works since the fall of 2017, when PCMOW, the town of Central, the city of Clemson and the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging (IEA) began discussing the needs in the Central community and surrounding areas. Ultimately, these conversations revealed that each organization had been providing varying levels of services to seniors, yet no one organization had the resources to repair the building and/or start-up a full-range of services alone. Joining forces, the decision was made to move forward with a collaborative effort to repair the building, eliminate duplication of services and expand services to fill gaps in the area.

Since, several key events have resulted in a plan to refurbish the facility. Construction is underway, and if all goes according to plan, the newly renovated space will be open for use on Monday, Sept. 24.

In May, Pickens County Council voted to sell the building to the town of Central for $10, with the caveat that should the building cease to be used

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