Expanded complex opens for Hancock Co. seniors

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - The Hancock County Senior Citizens' Complex in Bay St. Louis now has a lot more space and activities to offer seniors. A ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday marked the completion of a million dollar expansion and restoration project.

The building more than doubled in size when a 7500 square foot addition was added. The extra space gave the facility a large multi purpose room, complete with an indoor walking track, exercise and computer rooms, a courtyard, and two reading areas.

"I think that this was the best way for our government to spend any money, because it encourages the seniors, like me, to get out of the house and not sit around the house all day doing nothing," Theresa James said. "And the walking track is great cause it's an inside walking track, so we don't have to go out in the sun. Everything about it is wonderful."

During the ceremony, the center honored Mrs. Eve McDonald. She's credited with starting the Hancock County Senior Citizens Program 39 years ago. She also sits on the board of directors.

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