By Tim Kowols
After years of discussion and months of building, Door County’s seniors and other community members have a new place to call their own. Thursday marks the grand opening of the new Door County Community Center, which will serve as the home for the area’s Aging and Disability Resource Center. The former highway shop building, located on 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, has transformed into an expansive dining hall, a number of activity spaces, and a collection of offices where seniors and other individuals can get the help they need. ADRC Program Director Jake Erickson says the new facility gives them the space to do things they simply did not have the room to do before.
Erickson estimates the new Door County Community Center is approximately four to five times bigger than their current facility located across the parking lot. Before staff members begin moving in next week, the public can tour the building and learn about the services that will be offered during an open house Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.