MAYOR AND OTHER LOCAL OFFICIALS CUT RIBBON AT CELEBRATION
Concord, NH – More than 100 senior citizens, business leaders and local and state officials participated in the grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the new Centennial Senior Center Wednesday.
With Concord City Mayor Jim Bouley cutting the ribbon, the doors were officially open to the new senior center, located at 254 N. State Street in the Smokestack Center. People aged 50 to 100 or more can now take part in Tai Chi, yoga, Wii fitness and bowling and other senior wellness activities. Educational forums on long term care options, Medicare basics, and protecting ones financial future will be complemented by book clubs, field trips and painting and art classes.
Special upcoming events include:
ZENgevity (get fit and have fun!!) – information session presented by special guest-creator Georgia London in early May.
Make the Most of Your Meds – You Have the Power! Presented by AARP on 5/2 11am-1pm.
Protect Your Financial Future – Presented by Thomas Boulter with NH Bureau of Securities Regulation on May 23 & May 30. (Time TBD.)
“We definitely give new meaning to the word senior center,” said Centennial Senior Center Executive Director Vivien F. Green, adding that while there will still be traditional activities, the plan is to also offer other opportunities that may not have been possible in the past. “The Center has a strong technology component, and that provides us with the ability to utilize video and teleconferencing, further extending our reach and impact.”
The 4,400-square-foot space all on one level includes offices, classrooms, a welcoming sitting area with a fireplace, a large meeting space and nearly two dozen parking spaces, making it very accessible and flexible.
Mayor Bouley was joined at the grand opening celebration by other city officials, including city Councilors Mike Delloiacono, Mark Coen, Rob Warner and Fred Keach. Tim Sink, President of the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce was also in attendance and helped cut the ribbon. Centennial Senior Center Board members in attendance included Richard Heath, facilities chair Joe Kasper, treasurer Mark Lavalle, Starr Manus, vice chair Mark Rouvalis and secretary Carol Tait.
“Moving forward, collaboration will be key,” said Green. “We are excited to partner with other organizations who can help us ensure that we are providing what our participants are looking for and doing so in a way that makes sense for the community.”
Note: This article, or excerpts from it, also appeared in the Senior Beacon.
For more information about the Centennial Senior Center, contact Green at 603-228-6630.