By Brittany Whitehead

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    HENDERSONVILLE, North Carolina (WLOS) — The Sammy Williams Senior Heart, operated by the Council on Growing old of Henderson County and owned by the Hendersonville Housing Authority, has closed briefly whereas testing is carried out as a result of a suspicion of potential mould.

Workers and volunteers on the heart notified its members Friday, Jan. 27, that the constructing can be briefly closing starting that day for an undefined period of time.

“There’s testing that’s going to be completed, and we’ve got contracted with somebody to do our due diligence,” stated Diana Forehead, government director of Hendersonville Housing Authority. “Hopefully, it’s just a few structural issues that we have to repair, however we have to have everybody out of the constructing to be secure and err on the aspect of warning whereas the testing is carried out.”

Through the closure of the constructing, the place anyplace from 25-40 of about 80 member senior residents obtain vitamin and different providers Monday by means of Friday, Brookdale Hendersonville East, an assisted dwelling facility, will function as the positioning the place SWSC members can obtain providers.

Brookdale is positioned at 2601 Chimney Rock Street in Hendersonville.

A Council on Growing old employees member stated the nonprofit was grateful to discover a substitute location so shortly, to make sure that the seniors who every day rely on vitamin providers and socialization actions can nonetheless obtain them.

Different actions seniors participate in through the week on the heart embody listening to from audio system, enjoying video games, exercising and socializing.

Forehead stated there’s not but a timeline for the closure, because it depends upon testing that might be carried out this week.

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