4/10/2018 5:12:00 PM Oak Hill Senior Center gets facelift Major work includes space conversion, HVAC, wiring, flooring
Jackson County Commissioner Paul Haller assists while Jackson County Board on Aging Executive Director Susan Morgan cuts the ribbon Friday afternoon at the newly renovated Oak Hill Senior Citizens Center. The center, which is located at 115 Glen Cove Road in Oak Hill, had been closed during the renovation work and resumed operations on Monday, April 2. (Telegram Photos By Red Thompson, Jr.)
Brownies Nevaeh Hightower (left) and Kayden Rafferty (right) hold the American flags at the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Grand Reopening event of the Oak Hill Senior Citizens Center.
The mood was upbeat when Jackson County Commissioner Paul Haller cut the ribbon last Friday afternoon, April 6 for the Grand Reopening of the newly renovated Oak Hill Senior Citizens Center at 115 Glen Cove Road. The center had actually resumed operations the preceding Monday, April 2, after having been closed for a period.
According to Jackson County Board on Aging Executive Director Susan Morgan, the project was a "facelift/renovation of the facility" with Ron Evans Enterprises of Jackson doing the work. While the building was not expanded, there were 37 different improvements done as part of the overall project. One of the major renovations involved building a wall and closet space in the site director's office.
"The project gave Site Manager Deanna McCabe a private office which is a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirement," said Morgan.
This is because McCabe has private meetings with people and the office needs to be closed during those times. Other major work involved HVAC replacement, flooring, dry wall, electrical replacement and bathroom improvement. Some of the other work involved a lot of cleaning, sweeping, trim work and other general maintenance. The main dining room was also updated.
Commissioner Haller was joined for the ribbon-cutting event by a number of Jackson County Board on Aging board members, staffers and other supporters.
There was plenty of food available and there was a live radio remote broadcast with WKOV's Matt McKee on hand. The remote was sponsored by Four Winds Community.
Morgan stated there is still a little work to do on the exterior, and overall the project took about four months to get to this point. The Board on Aging staff expressed appreciation for Evans and the work of his firm.