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LaGrange County Council on Aging purchases Moose Lodge

The LaGrange County Council on Aging (COA) will be moving from their current location at 125 W Fenn Street in LaGrange to a new home located at 410 E Central Avenue, the former Moose Lodge building.

COA Executive Director Cheri Perkins made the announcement at the organization’s monthly senior luncheon where over 60 seniors were in attendance. The new building will allow the COA to conduct additional programs and have more space to work.

The COA was founded in 1975, but this will be the first building that the organization has owned. While the Moose Lodge is moving to a different location, the COA is preparing to move into their new location. The COA plans to move into the new building by July 1st. Until then, they will run normal operations out of their current location.

They will be looking for people to assist them with the move, cleaning of the new facility, and possibly some painting. Next year, the COA plans to submit a grant for a renovation project. The grant requires matching funds, therefore it will be essential for the organization to have fundraisers to raise funds to go towards the match. They plan to eventually construct a garage located on the property to store all of the LaGrange County Area Transit (LCAT) vehicles. Perkins would like to thank the staff and board for all the support that they have provided through this process. It will be a lot of work, but in the end it will be worth it to be able to have a really nice building to better serve the Senior Citizens of LaGrange County.

For additional information about the COA programs and services or the new building, please contact Cheri Perkins at (260) 463-4161.