Ward 1 Senior Wellness Center Cuts Ribbon, has Soft Opening

Mayor Fenty and Councilmember Graham were among those officially opening the Senior Wellness Center

With many of the area’s seniors in attendance, the opening ceremonies for the city’s newest Senior Wellness Center began shortly before 10:00 a.m. this morning.

The Ward One Senior Wellness Center at 3531 Georgia Avenue finally opened after nine years of false starts and waiting. During the opening speeches, Councilmember Graham recounted the long struggle to make the center a reality and lauded Fenty for his participation in making it a reality.

The $5.2 million facility contains 15,000 square feet of space on three floors. The building is pursuing LEED Silver Gold Green building Rating and contains solar panels for heating hot water in addition to a green roof.

While the center is not fully furnished, it is expected to be completed by the end of the month. Its features and amenities will eventually include programs focused on nutrition education, fitness, and computer training. The facility also includes conference rooms, handicapped parking by appointment, and an accessible roof with seating and a great view of the surrounding area.

Ward One is home to nearly 8,000 seniors.

Additional photos of today’s event can be seen after the jump

The weight room was one of the few rooms ready for use

The roof still awaits soil and plantings

Wasting no time in serving area seniors, breakfast was provided to those viewing the facility

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