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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Senior citizens in Macon-Bibb have their own facility to hang out. The Elaine Lucas Senior Center opened its doors Monday morning.
Now that the Elaine Lucas Senior Center is open, seniors tells 41NBC they finally have a place of their own to do things they enjoy with their friends.
“Now seniors have somewhere to call home again at a permanent location,” Senior Center Director Andrea Lee said.
The Elaine Lucas Senior Center in the Middle of Central City Park is open, welcoming seniors from across Macon-Bibb.
“Been waiting for this a long time, so we are so happy that we are in now,” senior Gwendolyn Strong said.
This is a $2.7-million SPLOST project.
“We will embark on new adventures, new activities, new classes,” Lee said.
Before, seniors would meet at Tattnall Square Park or Rosa Jackson Community Center, but now, the more seasoned age group will have a place to hang out and do more with friends.
“Our seniors can come and enjoy, become more technologically literate, exercise, sing together, sew,” Macon-Bibb Commissioner Elaine Lucas.
Getting seniors up and out of the house is good for their health.
“Keep them up, keep them active, keep their minds going on either a social level, on a physical level, on a mental level,” Lee said.
Laughter is good for the soul, no matter what age.
“We met every day, we played cards, we ate, we just had lots of fun. We get to get out and it keeps us from being at home, so we get up and communicate with the other people so we can live a little longer,” Strong said.
The Elaine Lucas Senior Center offers a lot more classes, like line dancing, trips, billiards, and chorus.
Commissioner Elaine Lucas says they will be adding another building to the center,
but in due time.
The senior center is open Monday through Friday. For a schedule of activities click here.