Lutz Center building is up for sale |

Lutz Center building is up for sale

The Lutz Center Adult Day Services building in Grass Valley ? home of Nevada County?s only licensed day health care facility for the elderly and disabled ? is for sale.

The board of directors of the Senior Citizens Foundation and the board of directors of the Lutz Adult Day Health Care program announced the sale Wednesday.

The program has suffered significant losses that impact the finances of the Senior Citizens Foundation, according to a press release.

The foundation is an umbrella organization that includes the Lutz Adult Day Health Care program, the Grass Valley Senior Center and the High Noon Senior Nutrition program.

The foundation has decided it must sell its major asset, the Lutz Center building, the press release states.

?None of us felt we had any choice,? said Bobby Swanson, Lutz Center executive director. ?The auditor made it clear the foundation doesn?t have the resources to back up the Lutz debt.?

Among other problems, Swanson said the organization owes $150,000 to vendors.

?This move gives us the opportunity to get out from under that debt and start fresh with what we think will be an even better program,? Swanson said.

She said the joint boards intend to find suitable space for the Adult Day Health program as soon as possible.

?We?re losing the building, but the program is not going away,? she said. ?We?re not closing our doors until the building is sold, and in the meantime we plan to continue the program.?

Swanson said the situation will force the joint boards to find ways to make the program more viable.

?I think we?ll come out of this with a better program and one that will survive,? she said.

?The Lutz staff and board is committed to maintaining this program, which has served our clients for the past 11 years,? Swanson added.

The joint boards are asking the community to consider offering space or funding to maintain the program, according to the press release.

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