As the the Massawippi Valley Health Centre (CSVM) begins its fourth year in operation, the team behind the Ayer’s Cliff-based health co-operative is looking to expand. According to Carol Mooney, Vice-President of the CSVM, the $150,000 project will overhaul the basement of the clinic building making room for more offices, a new conference room and a low-impact exercise room meant to help seniors focus on wellness. “We’re going to have two levels,” Mooney said, explaining that the street level space will likely remain very much as it is right now while the lower level, which is currently an open storage and utilities room, will be transformed into a functional space that will allow services to members to be expanded. “Our priority is prevention of disease, so we’re going to demonstrate to people how they can look after themselves.” Mooney explained that the work will likely begin in June thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Federal Government to cover the costs of creating accessibility features like a ramp, door, and bathrooms for the lower level. See full story in the Friday, May 18th edition of The Record.