Friday, August 28, 2015

Problem Solved

An objection voiced by some aldermen when asked to approve the mayor's resolution to give $100,000 to the Galvan Initiatives Foundation for the "fit-up" of the senior center was that the money was needed for staff and programming, but the mayor has fixed that, "at low or no cost to the city." Working with Tyrone Hedgepeth, recreation supervisor at the Youth Center, aldermen Alexis Keith (Fourth Ward) and Tiffany Garriga (Second Ward) of the Young & Aging Committee, and Doris Moore, commissioner of aging, the mayor has come up with a schedule that will "keep the center open and running for 37.5 hours a week." He announced this in a press release issued on Wednesday. The details of the plan are reported by John Mason in today's Register-Star: "Getting with the program--City looks at new activities for seniors." 

Here's the schedule for Monday.
8 to 9 a.m.  Open Recreational (playing cards, reading, drawing, knitting, crochet, etc.)
9 to 10 a.m.  Health & Beauty/cooking
10:30 a.m. to noon  Aerobics
Noon to 12:30 p.m.  Lunch (Thanks to Salvation Army)
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Book Club (Also with new Library when open)
1:30 to 4 p.m.  Open Recreational
The schedule for the rest of the week can be found in Mason's article.

According to the mayor, the senior program now offered at the Youth Center serves "about 40 people," but "the new center will most likely bring more seniors to the site."

1 comment:

  1. Speaking for a slightly different contingent of senior citizen.... When's Happy Hour? --pm