Members of the Golden Age Centre have approached the city to get their blessings to start work on fundraising for a new facility. The current Golden Age Centre, which is owned by the city, is over 40 years old and has Handicap Accessibility and parking issues. GAC Past President Jim Smith says they also need more space in order to incorporate programs that would attract the younger generation of seniors.
“The programming that they have, like Zumba, and Pickle Ball, and floor shuffleboard, we do not have a facility that is big enough to accommodate those programs like that.”
Smith expects it would take around 4-5 years to fund raise and build a new facility. The city’s Community Living Committee asked administration to work with the GAC board on what all is needed in a new building.