The City of Fort Collins Recreation Department will unveil the Senior Centerâ€™s $6.8 million dollar expansion on Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 PM. The Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive, has been under construction since October 2013. The projectâ€™s grand opening will include three days of activities, programs and events. The upgraded facility features increased health and wellness opportunities as well as a new auditorium and social space. The Senior Centerâ€™s new weight/cardio room includes state-of-the-art equipment in a larger space. The new health and wellness wing is home to a unique community health partnership between Recreation, Columbine Health and University of Colorado Health. This partnership will allow Recreation to increase service levels and offer more health and wellness related programming.
The grand opening festivities will begin on Thursday, July 10 at 5:30 PM with a ribbon cutting ceremony and comments from Mayor Karen Weitkunat, Mayor Pro Tem Gerry Horak and City Manager Darin Atteberry. Following the ribbon cutting a reception will be held at the Senior Center. Tours of the facility will also be provided. On July 10, 11, 12 visitors are welcome to participate in freerecreation programs and activities at the Senior Center. Community members are invited to experience the new Senior Centerâ€™s expanded programs and opportunities. Registration for some free programs is required. To register for free Recreation programs or to learn more about programs visit fcgov.com/seniorcenter
or call 970.221.6644.
More information regarding Senior Center programs will be included in the Fall Recreator, due out July 15. The public can register for programs beginning August 7. Registration will be accessible via fcgov.com/Recreator
, in person at the Fort Collins Senior Center or by calling 970.221.6644.