Local nonprofit Senior Action announced plans to expand services and make room for new members, following the purchase of a building that will double the size of its current headquarters.
Set to open in summer 2020, the new space will have a Fine Arts Center with music, art and movement studios specifically for seniors, and a conference center that can seat up to 400 people for special events, thanks to a gift from Greenville Women Giving.
“Art and music programs are among our most popular and consistently have a waiting list,” says Andrea Smith, executive director of Senior Action, the non-profit organization that connects adults over the age of 55 to programs and services to help them stay healthy, active and engaged in their community. “The Fine Arts Center will feature soundproof rehearsal rooms, a pottery kiln and a dance space. We will be able to host artists-in-residence, guest instructors and art exhibits. The opportunities to create beautiful art and music together are endless. We’re so thankful for such a generous gift.”
The building Senior Action has been housed in since 2007 is approximately 15,000 square feet. The new headquarters is less than two miles away, located at 3715 E. North St., and offers 32,000 square feet of space for programs and activities.
“This new building gives us much-needed space to grow,” Smith says. “We hope it will also increase our revenue stream so we can continue serving as many seniors as possible.”
Senior Action serves nearly 5,000 seniors at eight locations throughout Greenville County, offering a variety of educational programs, fitness classes and social events, as well as access to services like medical transportation, lawn care, home-delivered meals and affordable housing.