Keeping seniors active
Shands program will offer services at new Senior Recreation Center
City, county and state officials joined ElderCare of Alachua County and Shands HealthCare leaders on Sept. 22 at a ribbon-cutting event for the new City of Gainesville/Alachua County Senior Recreation Center. This new recreation and activity center for seniors is the first of its kind in the community. ElderCare of Alachua County, a service of Shands HealthCare, will provide diverse programming for seniors at the new center. The 17,000-square-foot recreation and activity center, located at 5701 NW 34th Street in Northside Park in Gainesville, was completed this summer and features nine classrooms, a teaching kitchen, a large multipurpose room available for rent, a courtyard and patio, a fitness room and a computer lab. While the entire center will be open and operational Jan. 2, some programs have already begun. The calendar is available at alachuacountyactiveseniors.net.