The Swansea and Pelion senior centers are about to grow.
The Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission last week approved construction contracts for expanding the Pelion center by 3,000 square feet and the Swansea center by 2,000 square feet.
The construction will cost $1 million, with $700,000 of that coming through grants from the state Office on Aging. The projects include kitchen expansions, which will improve the efficiency of the agency’s senior meals program, said executive director Randy Gibson.
The agency serves lunch Mondays through Fridays at its senior centers and delivers meals to homebound seniors.
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The Office of Aging grant program is designed to improve facilities for seniors. Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission has tapped the grant program for the majority of funding for construction or renovations of its eight senior centers.
Work on the Swansea and Pelion expansions is expected to begin in late spring and be completed in the fall, Gibson said.