Cornerstone Bank commits $30,000 to Sturbridge Senior Center renovation

Sturbridge senior center

Cornerstone Bank has pledged $7,500 a year for four years, a total donation of $30,000, to the Friends of the Sturbridge Senior Center for the renovation and expansion of the center.

“The Sturbridge Senior Center provides a whole host of valuable services for our local seniors,” said Cornerstone Bank CEO Todd Tallman. “We’re honored to contribute to the development of a beautiful new facility that will allow them to expand their services and better serve our elderly population for decades to come.”

The original building, one of the town's oldest schoolhouses, will have a new floor plan with offices on the first floor for the Council on Aging (COA) and Veteran Affairs. The second level will feature health and wellness and workout rooms, a meeting room and a game room. An estimated 5,000-square-foot addition will include a commercial kitchen and multipurpose spaces that can be subdivided with folding partitions. The second-floor addition will feature a 2,000-square-foot exercise/Tai Chi/yoga area.

Once the building is complete, a rich variety of programs, lectures and classes will be available to local seniors, such as ballroom dancing, arthritic kickboxing, chair volleyball, gardening, dementia workshops and much more.

Run by a volunteer board of directors, the Friends of the Sturbridge Senior Center provides financial and occasional operational assistance to the COA's programs and activities that enrich the social and physical well-being of older adults.