New senior facility enhances Palmyra
The town of Palmyra, on the northern border of Harrison County, is becoming quite the place to live, especially for senior citizens.
The town added an affordable senior-living complex, Country Trace Apartments, along S.R. 135 south of town more than a year ago and just recently had an official open house for its nearly $600,000 senior center.
The center is a great addition for the town, which has a large number of senior citizens. The location of the facility is ideal, within walking distance of the 28-unit Country Trace Apartments on the same property and built with the same design theme.
The town obviously is excited about the new building, as many businesses and individuals donated food, supplies and time to the open house celebration June 8.
As of now, town council president Alvin Brown said, the only activity scheduled for the building is bingo each first Tuesday of the month, presented by The Waters of Salem, and blood pressure screenings on the same day.
Brown said a few other agencies have contacted him about hosting events for seniors at the new facility, and he also plans to rent out the building, or just its basement, for any type of group or agency.
The basement is not yet finished, but when it is, Brown said, it will have more space than the upstairs area.
The facility will be perfect for any small, medium or large group of people looking for a place to hold meetings or work sessions. Such a place did not really exist in the town before the center was built.
The closeness to the senior apartments, and to the town itself, will make it possible for seniors who can’t travel to Corydon or Salem to enjoy some of the activities they may have been missing.
The town also has discussed in the past the possible construction of a youth center at some point in the future, which would be another great addition to a good town.
Hopefully, the town will find plenty of events and activities to provide a full schedule for seniors not only from Palmyra, but throughout the county. It would be quite a waste for such a nice facility to not be used at least on a weekly basis.