NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – The completion of the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center’s $1.7 million renovation project was celebrated with a rededication and ribbon cutting today.
Renovations began in January, and provide updated space and amenities to serve older adults with a range of health and human services, recreation and enrichment.
The Senior Resource Center has operated at its current location at 2222 South College Road in Wilmington since 1992. It serves more than 29,000 people each year through home-delivered meals, exercise and physical fitness, tax preparation, caregiver support, congregate lunches, life enrichment services, medical transportation and other services.
By the year 2036, a 54 percent increase in citizens over the age of 60 is expected in New Hanover County, and these renovations will help support that growing population.
“In January, we began this renovation project to help ensure that the Senior Resource Center’s facility and the programing within it can grow and evolve with our community,” said New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair Julia Olson-Boseman. “It will continue to serve as the home-base for several community initiatives like nutrition programs for seniors, healthcare intervention and strong community supports to combat isolation of our aging neighbors.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senior Resource Center’s building has been closed to the public and its events and in-person activities have been paused. Drive-through and home-delivered meals, medical transportation, one-on-one social work services have continued, along with the addition of virtual physical fitness and other activities online.
“Today, we rededicate this building, but the dedication of the Senior Resource Center’s staff to the older adults in our community has remained constant,” said Olson-Boseman. “And, when we can safely bring our participants back through these doors, they will be amazed at how hard you have worked while they were away, recreating a fun and beautiful space that promotes wellness, encourages independence, and improves the quality of life here in New Hanover County.”
The center remains closed for general use through the Governor’s Phase 3, but residents can access information and available services at SRC.NHCgov.com or by calling 910-798-6400.
Watch today’s rededication ceremony here, and take a short video tour of the Senior Resource Center’s renovations below: