In 1974, the Athens Housing Authority applied for and received a grant of $5,000 to start a senior center and Charlotte Inman was hired as Director. The first facility was located in the Clem Jones Activity building and the McMinn County Senior Citizens, Inc. soon became a non-profit organization. In 1976, the facility was moved to the Athens Housing Authority building where attendance grew until an addition was needed to accommodate the large number of seniors attending the activities. The number of members continued to increase until this facility was also too small. After many years of planning and labor, a beautiful new Activity Center was completed in 1998 - located in Athens at the corner of Park Street and McMinn Avenue.
The McMinn Senior Activity Center works to enhance the quality of life of the Senior Citizens of McMinn County and surrounding communities by providing a broad spectrum of services pertaining to social, nutritional, educational, recreational, physical fitness, physical and emotional health irrespective of income, sex, culture, age, disability or ethnic origin and to consistently meet the expectations of the community.
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