6:46 PM EDT, October 23, 2012
Washington County’s temporary senior citizens center is scheduled to move next year.
Bill Beard, the chairman of the Washington County Commission on Aging’s property committee, said the center will relocate from its current home at Girls Inc. to a new home at Western Maryland Hospital Center.
The move will happen by the time the current fiscal year ends on June 30, 2013, Beard said Tuesday.
As the county’s plans to build a permanent senior center have run into problems, a temporary center has been operating at Girls Inc. at 626 Washington Ave. since September 2008.
Beard talked briefly about the upcoming move at the Washington County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday.
“We’ve outgrown Girls Inc.,” Beard said during an interview after the meeting.
He said the hospital center on Pennsylvania Avenue, a state long-term-care facility, has a corridor of rooms the senior center can use. That space will be dedicated to the senior center, which shared its space at Girls Inc., he said.
Beard said the rent for the senior center space will be lower at the hospital center, too.
— Andrew Schotz
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