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Scottville Senior Center welcomes new director

December 14, 2018 GMT

SCOTTVILLE — The new director of the Scottville Senior Center is familiar face to many in the area.

Bill Kerans, who started in the position on Dec. 3, has been a staple of the community for years, having previously served as the communications manager for Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital — Memorial Medical Center, when Kerans joined — for 15 years. He transitioned in 2016 to a position with the Spectrum hospital in Big Rapids and Reed City two years ago, where he worked for two more years.

Now, a little more than a week into the new job as senior center director, Kerans says he feels right at home and ready to serve the community in a new way.

While strolling through the center building at 140 S. Main St. in Scottville, Kerans looked on with pride as center visitors and volunteers played cards, wrapped presents and socialized.

“Frankly, I’ve been looking for opportunities to get back to Mason County because I love it here,” Kerans said. “I really feel a part of the community.”

Kerans took over following the retirement of Marcia Visscher, who retired in late November, and he said it’s a great fit for him at this point in his life.

The senior center, he said, affords him the opportunity to work with a team that he feels provides service and support to the area’s senior population.

“I’ve reached a point in life where it feels good to know that everything I do every day helps someone,” he said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity.”

Read the full story in the print and e-Edition of Thursday’s Ludington Daily News.