Senior Wellness Center Aiming for September 13th Opening
Dr. Clarence Brown, Executive Director of the DC Office on Aging, was at the Park View UNC meeting last night to address the community about the programs at the soon to open Ward One Senior Wellness Center.
The Center is shooting for a September 13th opening, although the full range of services will not be available until the end of September. According to Brown, the facility will be one of six centers serving the Districts elderly. Its goal is to take a holistic approach to help seniors live longer and stay in their homes longer.
The non-profit Center will be entirely free to DC seniors (age 60 and older) and will have a range of programs focusing on fitness, disease prevention, nutrition education, and other social and medial issues. Visiting non-DC residents will be allowed to use the Center as long as they are accompanied by a DC resident.
The 15,000 square foot building will have reading rooms, areas for relaxation, an exercise room, multi-purpose rooms, areas for computer training, and a green roof.
One thing the Center will not have a lot of is parking. Being located on the corner of Georgia Avenue and Newton Place there is also little street parking to be had. That said, vans will be provided to transport any senior requiring a lift and the Center will place an emphasis on serving those with disabilities.
Though open to all, the Center is intended to primarily serve Ward One residents.Development comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.