Senior Center Memberships Skyrocket in EOP-Designed Facility

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 20, 2016 — The $13 million Lexington Senior Center opened Sept. 15th and in less than two months daily attendance and new memberships have skyrocketed. The EOP-designed center replaces the cramped senior center off Nicholasville Road.

“It’s been non-stop since we opened,” said Sean Wright, manager of the senior center. “We’ve had about 1,000 new memberships since we opened on Sept. 15.”

Additional space means more exercise, art and other classes. But there are still waiting lists for popular classes such as Zumba, said Kristy Stambaugh, director of aging and disability services for the city.

The average number of people at the center was 248 in the first 60 days the new center was open. In 2015, the average daily count was 157, Stambaugh said.

Memberships are also up. In September alone the center had 554 new memberships. In comparison, in September 2015, the center only had 33 new memberships.

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