After more than a year closed, the Princeton WV CASE Senior Center on Trent St. is due to open.

PRINCETON — After more than a year of closure due to the pandemic, the CASE-Mercer County Senior Center is scheduled to reopen later this month.

Amy McKinney, Senior Programs Director for CASE (Community Action for Southeastern West Virginia) said on Monday, “The senior center has not yet opened its doors for senior citizens to come in yet. We have a plan to reopen which has to be presented to our Board of Directors. We should be reopened by June 22.”

Since the senior center closed last March, she said, they have been providing “grab-and-go” meals at its Trent Street location as well as delivering meals to homes.

“We’ve been doing work to renovate the center by painting the walls, bringing in new furniture and fixing up the roof. We want to make it as welcoming as possible for our seniors,” McKinney said.

She concluded by saying, “We’re looking forward to seeing our seniors back at the center.”

Jeff Harvey is a freelance reporter and columnist for the Princeton Times. Contact him at

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