Community invited to provide input on proposed Senior Center improvements

CLINTON—The community is invited to attend an open house on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. to view proposed plans for improvements to the 96 Mariner Point Drive property in Clinton that is soon to become the new home of the Anderson County Senior Center and Office on Aging.

Anderson County engaged the services of architect Stacy Cox of Studio Four Design to assist in interior improvements, as well as recommend some updates to the exterior.  The community is invited to view the proposed exterior improvements and provide input for his/her preferences. 

Studio Four Design has experience in designing senior centers, including the design of the newly constructed Oak Ridge Senior Center. A representative from Studio Four Design will be in attendance.

“As the senior center is at the entrance of a large residential neighborhood, and is also visible from Charles G. Seivers Boulevard, we wanted to do more than just move in. We hope we can bring added value to the community. We have worked with Mr. Cox and his team at Studio Four Design to present some ideas for some visual improvements to the building, but also concept ideas that would add value to the community in terms of shared use,” said Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank.

“As the new center will be located inside the city limits of Clinton, we also want to make sure to work closely with Mayor Scott Burton and the City of Clinton.  Mayor Burton has been a valuable partner in setting up the open house in order to engage the community,” Frank said.

“Senior Centers are one of the most important resources for our aging community,” City of Clinton Mayor Scott Burton said. “Today’s senior centers have more to offer than you think. They promote healthy living through many programs available to help stay active and independent,” Burton said.

“Senior Centers also serve as gathering places for our aging population to connect with their peers as well as places for them to participate in various activities and to receive a daily meal. As mayor of Clinton I am excited that our County Government was able to provide this Senior Center in our City and for the citizens of Anderson County, and I look forward to viewing the proposed improvements to the facility,” continued Mayor Burton.

Light refreshments will be available. For more information about the Anderson County Senior Center and Office on Aging programs, contact Director Cherie Phillips at (865) 457-3259.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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