LEXINGTON, Ky., Jun. 19, 2014 — Nutrition, exercise and socialization. These three basic needs enrich the quality of life for the elder population, which is one of the fastest growing demographics groups in the U.S. When one realizes the impact of a senior center and how it plays a pivotal role in enriching lives, the potentials are humbling.
EOP Architects, with specialized consulting services by Catlin+Petrovick, is designing Lexington’s New Senior Citizen Center so that elders have the tools and opportunities to remain independent, healthy and involved. The facility, expected to open during the winter of 2015, will be located near the intersection of New Circle and Richmond roads in Idle Hour Park.
At 33,000 square feet, the new facility is almost twice as large as the current, outdated one. Seniors will enjoy planned programs including art activities, educational classes, recreational (dance and exercise) classes, a game area, cafes and library.