Northern Wake Senior Center Grand Reopening set for June 14
You’re invited to the official reopening of the Northern Wake Senior Center (NWSC) Wednesday, June 14, at 10 a.m.
Delayed for over three years - first by COVID, then by a fire - the reopening celebration will include a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, brief remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and other Town officials, tours of the facility, class demonstrations, and light refreshments.
In June 2018, construction on the new and improved 18,000-square-foot facility began. Located at 235 E. Holding Ave., the center opened on February 3, 2020, only to close a few weeks later in response to the COVID pandemic.
After reopening to the public in early 2022, the facility was forced to close again in July 2022 due to smoke and fire damage caused by a lightning strike. Although the building was closed during this period, classes and activities continued virtually and at various Town and privately owned locations.
In addition to an expanded site area, more than 50 new parking spaces, and an additional driveway entrance/exit, the renovated and expanded NWSC includes a new entrance vestibule, the addition of exercise and multi-purpose rooms, and a new roof.
A 2014 Wake Forest Bond Referendum initiative, the NWSC renovation and expansion was completed at a total cost of approximately $4.9 million. For more information about the NWSC Grand Reopening, contact Program Director Jennie Griggs at [email protected].