Senior Center Nears Opening Date
City of Reidsville Press Release –Release Date Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The Reidsville Senior Center and Adult Day Care facility may be the perfect Valentine’s present for area seniors.
The 25,000-square-foot facility at 102 North Washington Avenue is the culmination of nearly two years of construction and a lot of local seniors’ dreams. The City has set a tentative ribbon cutting and building dedication ceremony for April 25, 2017. Staff currently is trying to line up a keynote speaker for the event, according to Tom Wiggins, Reidsville Assistant City Manager of Community Development & Parks and Recreation.
But area seniors and City officials will get a sneak peak at the new Center between 10 a.m. and 12 noon on Tuesday, February 14. Representatives from the City and Aging, Disability and Transit Services (ADTS), the organization leasing a portion of the Center for the Adult Day Care/Day Health facility, will be on hand to answer questions and explain what services will be provided. Light refreshments will be available.
Approximately 18,000 square feet of the facility is dedicated for Senior Center activities. The building includes a multi-purpose gym, fitness room, dance theater, craft room, computer lab, library, social lounge and a large dining room. Outdoor courts for shuffleboard, bocce ball and horseshoes can be found on the property, which also has a sidewalk surrounding the entire grounds to provide walking accessibility.
The remaining 7,000 square feet will be dedicated to ADTS of Rockingham County to provide the local community with licensed adult day care/day health services. ADTS is currently applying through the state licensing process for the facility.
The City of Reidsville and ADTS have completed a fundraising campaign that raised $337,000. Naming rights to various rooms in the facility and for the building remain available. For smaller donations, bricks can be purchased at a cost of $100 or $250 each in the walkway leading up to the main entrance.
“I know this project has been a long time coming since we started down this road in 2012, but it was well worth the wait. I know our community will be impressed with the results,” Wiggins said.
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