Expansion of facilities for the Senior Center has been a goal of members, community stakeholders, Board of Directors and staff for many years. On any given day, the current building built in 1991, is full of people participating in academic classes, discussion groups, games, knitting, travel planning, painting, music and more. With more than 8,000 individuals passing through the doors of the Senior Center every year we are the epicenter for healthy aging in the greater Charlottesville area.
Research proves that programming such as ours—centered on holistic wellness—promotes longer, healthier, happier lives. The Center needs not just more space, but space that is more functional, tailored to keep up with healthy aging best practices learned over the last 57 years.
Through partnerships and collaboration we are planning a new Senior Center called The Center at Belvedere. In the Belvedere neighborhood just two miles from our current site, we envision a welcoming, warm community hub with more than 47,000 sq feet of inside space and generous outdoor space for healthy aging activities.