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Waynesboro Senior Center Completes Major Renovations

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A blustery winter day used to require heavy coats and gloves inside the Waynesboro Senior Center, but the aging building now boasts a modern heating and cooling system as part of a major renovation.

The senior center and offices of the Valley Program for Aging Services are housed inside an old school building on Pine Avenue. It's owned by the city of Waynesboro, which has long offered it up rent-free, but the aging facility was overdue for some upgrades.

On Thursday, City Council members joined senior center employees and members to celebrate the finish of a major renovation.

The project included energy-efficient windows and doors, new ceilings and lighting and a new handicapped-accessible restroom. But probably the most welcome change is a replacement for the building's original heating and cooling system.

"There were a number of years where the office temperatures were in the 30s and 40s. We had to wear coats and gloves and scarves. The center often was very cold as well," said Jenn Chesnut of the Valley Program for Aging Services.

The renovated building should also cut down on utility bills.

The project cost a little over $500,000.

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