Months of preparation have gone into readying the Terry County Senior Community Center into a facility that will not only benefit local seniors, but also a place for residents of any age to enjoy as well.
The center, located at 1201 Tahoka Rd., has gone through many changes including revamping the facility’s kitchen to facilitate an increased demand for meals, as well as duct work to the air conditioning and various other upgrades to the many rooms to house activities such as quilting  and exercise programs.
Terry County Senior Community Center Director Betty Charlebois said another project is about to be completed that will make the center also a place to hold meetings, weddings, or any other activities the public might want to use for either public or private uses.
She said the former sanctuary is going through some changes that include removing the sanctuary seating and levelling the floor to remove the slope of the room.  The revamp comes at a cost of about $14,000, but will make the area better equipped as a meeting area.   Charlebois said the room will also be painted with neutral colors making the area’s scheme better flow with any color pallet that may be used for a meeting. She said the revamp will also include constructing a stage as well.
“We are having the auditorium levelled to get rid of the slope for any kind of civic event we would like to have,” she said.
And while Charlebois said they are nearing completion of the renovations, there are still other projects in the works including a soup and salad bar, which she said, should bring in more of the public for lunch.
So far the kitchen has been a major attration for local residents as the organization has gone from serving about 30 people daily for luch, to about 55-to 60.
Currently lunch can be purchased for $3 for those age 60 and over, and $5 for those under 60 years of age.
They have also added several other clubs to the mix who are currently holding meetings including those interested in quilting as well as the Brownfield Art Association and the China Painting Club.
The only other project Charlebois is trying to add muscle to is the fitness room.  She said the organization is still in need of exercise equipment and is currently looking for donations.
Once the exercise room is complete and the auditorium has its final touches, Charlebois said the facility will be ready for an open house to fully exhibit all the organization currently has to offer.
“Just as soon as we get the fitness room ready and the auditorium completed, we will have an open house,” she said.

Months of preparation have gone into readying the Terry County Senior Community Center into a facility that will not only benefit local seniors, but also a place for residents of any age to enjoy as well.
The center, located at 1201 Tahoka Rd., has gone through many changes including revamping the facility’s kitchen to facilitate an increased demand for meals, as well as duct work to the air conditioning and various other upgrades to the many rooms to house activities such as quilting  and exercise programs.
Terry County Senior Community Center Director Betty Charlebois said another project is about to be completed that will make the center also a place to hold meetings, weddings, or any other activities the public might want to use for either public or private uses.
She said the former sanctuary is going through some changes that include removing the sanctuary seating and levelling the floor to remove the slope of the room.  The revamp comes at a cost of about $14,000, but will make the area better equipped as a meeting area.   Charlebois said the room will also be painted with neutral colors making the area’s scheme better flow with any color pallet that may be used for a meeting. She said the revamp will also include constructing a stage as well.
“We are having the auditorium levelled to get rid of the slope for any kind of civic event we would like to have,” she said.
And while Charlebois said they are nearing completion of the renovations, there are still other projects in the works including a soup and salad bar, which she said, should bring in more of the public for lunch.
So far the kitchen has been a major attration for local residents as the organization has gone from serving about 30 people daily for luch, to about 55-to 60.
Currently lunch can be purchased for $3 for those age 60 and over, and $5 for those under 60 years of age.
They have also added several other clubs to the mix who are currently holding meetings including those interested in quilting as well as the Brownfield Art Association and the China Painting Club.
The only other project Charlebois is trying to add muscle to is the fitness room.  She said the organization is still in need of exercise equipment and is currently looking for donations.
Once the exercise room is complete and the auditorium has its final touches, Charlebois said the facility will be ready for an open house to fully exhibit all the organization currently has to offer.
“Just as soon as we get the fitness room ready and the auditorium completed, we will have an open house,” she said.