Feb 08, 2020 1:02 PM

First floor of senior center closing Monday for remodeling

Posted Feb 08, 2020 1:02 PM
<b>The senior center in Salina. </b>Salina Post file photo
The senior center in Salina. Salina Post file photo

Beginning Monday, the first floor of the senior center, 245 North Ninth Street, will be closed for remodeling of the kitchen and restroom areas.

According to information from Saline County, which operates the facility, renovations are expected to take 10 weeks. The closure will not affect activities on the second and third floors, the county noted.

Additionally, Meals on Wheels has been moved to an alternate location to ensure continuity of that service, according to the county.

On Jan. 28, Saline County commissioners awarded to Ponton Construction a remodeling bid in the amount of $62,249 for the kitchen remodeling. The project will include removing all cabinets, shelving units, sinks and flooring and installing new stainless steel work areas, new ceiling tiles, new floor surfaces, and making repairs to several areas in the kitchen.

Additionally, a new handicapped-accessible restroom will be installed on the first floor.

A combination of private donations, grants, and Saline County Capital Improvement Plan dollars are being used to accomplish these projects, earlier information from the county noted.

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Next CCMC Future Medical Professionals program Feb. 10

CLAY CENTER -- The dietary portion of patient care will be the focus of the next Future Medical Professionals program at Clay County Medical Center.

Linda Yarrow, registered dietician, and Alice Christensen, food and nutrition services manager, will be leading students in our program on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Please meet in the front lobby of Clay County Medical Center, where a representative of the hospital will meet you.

They will review dietary restrictions, types of diets, and the importance of diet in the healing process. Activities will include tray set up, picking out a menu based on dietary restrictions, sampling of various types of diet, including pureed, and mechanical soft, and of course –thickened liquids! Students will also get the opportunity to set up the trays for each other and use their communication skills to orient each other to trays and meals.

Students from any area high school are welcome to join the program! The group meets on the second Monday each month at 6:30 p.m. and immerses participants in activities throughout the hospital. This organization is specifically focused on exposing high school students to different medical departments within a hospital and includes hands-on activities led by department heads. There is no fee for the program. Students under 18 years old will need a parent’s signature before their first meeting.