East Central Planning and Development District: Town of Pachuta Senior Citizen Center

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

Residents in the town of Pachuta, Mississippi contacted the East Central Planning and Development District (ECPDD) noting the lack of a facility for senior citizens in the area to use for gatherings. ECPDD worked with the Mississippi Development Authority to secure funding to construct the Town of Pachuta Senior Citizen Center. Since the opening of the 7,200-square-foot facility, the town and local churches have come together to coordinate activities for seniors, increasing the sense of community among older adult residents. Several organizations have held classes and workshops at the center, offering diverse learning opportunities. The Town of Pachuta has identified 340 seniors that have been able to access programs at the center.

Jenifer Buford, Community Development Director: [email protected]
Bill Richardson, Executive Director: [email protected]

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