Senior Services breaks ground on new facility after reaching a formidable funding goal


Every dollar made a difference: Linda Hart (right, at Friday's groundbreaking with donors, Senior Services officials and others) said the path to $735,000 wasn't easy.

GREENFIELD — At times, it felt like Friday would never come for Linda Hart and the staff and board members of Hancock County Senior Services Inc.

Hart and Senior Services supporters worked tirelessly for nearly two years, raising money to build a new home for the organization that had greatly outgrown its cramped office in the back of the Hancock County Community Foundation’s headquarters on Main Street.

Sometimes trickling in $2 at a time, raising the $735,000 goal to begin construction seemed, at times, out of reach. But standing in the empty lot on Fields Boulevard that will soon be occupied by Senior Services’ brand-new 4,000 square foot office and 16-stall garage, those struggles were all but forgotten.

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