SAMSON, Ala. (WDHN)—It’s been more than a year now since the Samson Senior Center had to temporarily relocate to the city’s library due to structural problems.

Recently, the city learned it has been awarded more than 300 thousand dollars from ADECa to either pay for a new center or to renovate the current facility which has several roof leaks.

One big problem with the current library location is limited parking.

Longtime center clients say they would love to see an entirely new building because for many, going to the senior center is their only opportunity to get out of their homes and see friends.

Due to limited supplies and inflation, Samson City Council members say they will continue to look for additional funds in order not just to renovate the old senior center but possibly build a brand new center which they believe the community’s older residents deserve.