Senior citizens in Owen County looking to play a game of Rook, take part in Bible study, or just reconnect with friends now have a safe space to do so again.
The Owen County Senior Center will reopen at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, after 16 months of being closed due to COVID-19. Director Stacey Sipple-Long is excited to welcome the group back.
“We have a great group of seniors who are always ready to laugh and have a good time,” Sipple-Long said. “It will be nice to hear and see our center filled with fun again after such an extended time away. I know they're ready to see one another and catch up."
While many senior centers across the state reopened in June, Sipple-Long said she chose to delay the local reopening while workers made upgrades to the center.
The upgrades are ongoing at this time and should conclude by Sept. 1. Until then, lunches will not be served; seniors should bring a sack lunch.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, Sipple-Long said all activities would take place inside the center. Group trips will not be an option for the entirety of August.
Daily temperature checks will be mandatory upon entering the center to help ensure the safety of others. Masks will be available to those who request them but will not be required.
The Owen County Senior Center is located at 118 N. Main St., Owenton. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, call the center at 502-484-3139.