Debbie Edwards is manager of the Lions Club Park Senior Center in Killeen.
also sees a void in the kind of housing seniors need.
"I feel there's a shortage of senior housing in the community," Edwards
"There's a big need."
Many people in the military are bringing their aging parents or grandparents with them to the area to help them manage while spouses are away on deployments, Edwards
"But they don't want to live with their children, they want their independence," she
"Seniors like a peaceful, secure, affordable place to live," Edwards
said if she
was looking for housing in the area, an independent living facility would appeal to her
"I definitely would look into it," she
"When you're young, you want a big house," she