This morning, the City of Opelika and Lee-Russell Council of Governments held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for the new Opelika Senior Center at 1103 Glenn Street in Opelika.
Mayor Gary Fuller said, “This new facility has been a long time coming. I want to especially thank Jackie Pinkard for bringing the idea to us several years ago. We hope that our seniors enjoy the space for many years to come.”
Lee-Russell Council of Governments Area Agency on Aging will operate the Opelika Senior Center and provides a daily nutritious meal, social activities, health and nutrition education, exercise, and recreation as part of the Elderly Nutrition Program (ENP). Senior center staff and volunteers also work to link seniors to transportation, chronic disease self-management programs, falls prevention programs, and more. All services are free to those who attend.
Lisa Sandt, Lee-Russell Council of Governments Executive Director, added, “We are fortunate to have partners like the City of Opelika, our state delegates, Opelika City Council and Mid-South RC & D. Without them, this dream would not have come to fruition. Lou Ella Foxx, our Elderly Nutrition Program Coordinator, is thrilled to have a much larger space and a kitchen to better serve our seniors.”
Participants must be at least 60 years of age (or attend with a spouse who is at least 60 years of age). The center is open daily, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
For more information, please contact the Opelika Senior Center at 334-745-2679.