CITY OF LACEY SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT ON EXPANSION OF LACEY SENIOR CENTER
LACEY, WA, May 7, 2010: Which programs and activities do you currently attend at the Lacey Senior Center, and what opportunities would you like that aren't available now?
The City of Lacey is inviting the public to provide input on the future expansion of the Senior Center on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Interested citizens can attend a planning meeting at the facility, 6757 Pacific Avenue SE, to offer suggestions about future needs, activities, and programming space.
Lunch will be offered to participants from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., including baked chicken, corn, macaroni and cheese, fruit and rolls. Lunch prices are $5.60 for people under 60 years old and $2.50 for those over 60.
The City retained architectural firm Schemata Workshop of Seattle, Washington, to develop plans, programs, and a cost estimate for expansion of the Senior Center. The 5,000-square-foot Senior Center opened in July 2003, and the community has quickly outgrown the space. In 2009, the facility served 29,101 meals—compared to 5,000 meals in its first full year of operation. The Lacey City Council allocated $50,000 in this year's budget to initiate this planning phase.
Citizens unable to attend Wednesday's meeting can drop by the Senior Center Thursday, May 13, or Friday, May 14, between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to complete a 10-minute survey. Regular updates during the planning process can be found on the City's website at www.ci.lacey.wa.us under "Parks and Recreation Services."
- Lori Flemm, Director, Parks and Recreation Department; (360) 438-2633; firstname.lastname@example.org