Hanover residents will have to travel a bit further if they want to visit a senior center.

Golden Visions Adult Day Services on Monday announced it is closing its senior center operations.

"We'll be working with seniors the next two months to find alternatives at other senior centers in the area, like Spring Grove or McSherrystown," said Katy King, program coordinator at Golden Visions.

The last day for the senior center will be Monday, June 30.

On July 1, Golden Visions will only offer day services to seniors with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.

"It's a good transition. Everyone seems open to it," King said.

No jobs will be lost as a result of the change, she said.

The change was largely made because of a doubling of Alzheimer's and dementia patients using day services at the facility and a low number of visitors to the senior center, King said.

Some 40 seniors are enrolled for day services at Golden Visions.

About 15 people visit the senior center each day, whereas most senior centers accommodate 40 seniors a day, she said.

While the Hanover senior center is reporting a drop in visitors, other senior centers across the county have maintained steady attendance during the past year and a half, said Mark Shea, deputy director of the York County Area Agency on Aging.

The county is serving 850 meals a day throughout nine senior centers and six satellite centers, he said.

"Hanover has always been a different center, with day services on one side and a senior center on the other," Shea said.

"Their numbers in the day center are really going up and this change will allow them to serve more people," he said.

— Reach Candy Woodall at cwoodall@yorkdispatch.com.