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Watertown senior center will host open house

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Organizers will be showing off a place in the Marcy Building on Thursday where seniors can gather and participate in all kinds of activities.

They will be hosting an open house from noon to 3 p.m. in the second-floor space where the new senior center will be housed in the Marcy Building, 245 State St.

Neighbors of Watertown Inc. will provide free space for one year for the senior center.

Volunteers have been working on getting the senior center open for more than a year in Watertown.

Deb Doyle, vice president of the senior center committee, joined the efforts after retiring from Jefferson County and seeing a need for a place to go for seniors.

“It’s been baby steps, but we have a lot more to do,” she said.

The senior center consists of a kitchen, video room and a larger room where many of the activities will be held. Some office furniture has been donated, but the group is seeking “a wish list” of items, she said.

“We need everything,” she said.

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