East Jordan senior center looks to move

Beth Gohs

Staff Writer

The East Jordan Senior Center is looking for a new home.

The senior center advisory board is still in discussions and keeping its options open in the hunt for a building to meet their needs.

“We are moving just because the seniors want their own place, and there is a parking issue,” said Shirley Gillespie, Director of the Charlevoix County Commission on Aging. “There is some leaking going on, but it’s just an old building.”

Gillespie told the Gazette there are no concrete plans so far, and that this move has been talked about for the past couple of years—so they don’t have a deadline for the move to begin.

“The East Jordan Senior Center Advisory Board is actually looking into other options, and there is a sub-committee that is looking at possibilities,” said Gillespie. “So we are looking at properties, buildings, we are looking at all sorts of things right now.”
She added, “It’s not something that’s concrete at all.”

The current senior center, located at 110 Main St. in East Jordan, is owned by the City of East Jordan.

The senior center pays rent, and the building would revert back to the city when the seniors move.

“I’m hoping that any move that’s made will be a positive thing,” said Gillespie. “It will encourage more people to come and visit the center.”