Grand Reopening Announced for the South County Senior Activity Center Renovations and expansion complete

Annapolis, MD (December 27, 2022) - The Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities will hold a grand reopening celebration at the South County Senior Activity Center on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, from 10:00 a.m until 12:30 p.m. The center is located at 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, MD. 

Originally built in 1991, the center closed its doors on January 3, 2022, to begin an expansion and renovation project to improve the facility. The center was closed during construction but has been operating on a normal schedule at a temporary location since January 10, 2022. Center members were hosted at 3158 Braverton Street, Edgewater, where they enjoyed meals, classes, and other daily activities that were provided at the original center. The Department of Aging and Disabilities is grateful to the Anne Arundel County Public Library System and Anne Arundel County’s Southern District Police for opening up their doors to hold some of the center’s regularly scheduled classes and activities. The renovation added over 2,000 square feet of much-needed space allowing for three additional rooms for activities and programs, a new fitness room, classrooms, and a reception area. 

All members of the public are welcome to join the celebration from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and tour the center, enjoy light refreshments, and sit in on a sampling of the classes and activities available at the center. The grand reopening is also an opportunity for those considering joining to meet the staff and explore the opportunities offered by the Department of Aging and Disabilities to members and their families. Membership is available free of charge at any of the 8 senior activity centers and sites are open to adults aged 55 and older. 

"We are extremely excited to officially open the center’s doors to older adults and welcome them back to new programming such as health, wellness and nutrition, and life enrichment. We are grateful for the support of County Executive Steuart Pittman in recognizing the need for the center’s much needed renovation," said Karrisa Kelly, director of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities. 

The Department of Aging and Disabilities received funding for the renovation and expansion through a stand-alone Capital Improvement Project (CIP) investment totaling $2,475,000. The construction contractor, Northpoint Builders, the construction management company, KCI Technologies, Inc., and the engineering firm, Gannett Fleming, Inc., worked to complete the project under the supervision of the Department of Public Works. The last CIP funding for a Department of Aging and Disabilities facility was for the Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center. This year the Department looks forward to beginning its next renovation and expansion project at the Arnold Senior Activity Center. 

For more information about membership, programming, or for accommodations, please contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities at 410-222-4257 or by email at TTY users, please call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1. All materials are available in alternative formats upon request.