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MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Center ribbon cutting and open house is Tuesday
The ribbon cutting is set for 2 p.m. at the center, 11501 N Rockwell Ave., with the open house following from 2:30 to 6 p.m.
“With the opening of this senior center, Oklahoma City is becoming a better and more livable community,” Mayor Cornett said. “There’s no question this MAPS 3 project will help improve the health and wellness of the people over 50 who live in and around the area. This is a great investment in our residents.”
Healthy Living and Fitness will operate the center, which is scheduled to open March 20 to members.
Anyone age 50 and up can join, not just Oklahoma City residents. Individual memberships are $30 per month, and two people from the same household can share a membership for $50 per month. Visit healthylivingokc.com for membership details and other information.
Fitness, social amenities and more
The 40,272-square-foot building has a heated indoor saltwater fitness pool, a full-sized gymnasium, fully equipped exercise room, an aerobics room, classroom space, a demonstration kitchen, an outdoor bocce ball court, art studio, café, lounge, health screening room and more.
Every aspect of the senior center is designed to be easily accessible for older adults. A gently sloping ramp provides easy access to the pool and a curb-less parking lot are examples of design elements with seniors in mind.
W.L. McNatt is the construction contractor, and GSB is the architect. ADG is the City of Oklahoma City’s consultant for the MAPS 3 program.
Other centers on the wayThe MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Centers will provide Oklahoma City seniors with affordable access to amenities and services they need to stay active, fit and healthy.
Construction is under way on the second MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Center at 4021 S Walker Ave. It will have similar amenities and be operated by NorthCare. It’s set to open late this year.
The City is negotiating with Langston University for operation of the third senior center, which will be in a still-to-be-determined location in northeast Oklahoma City. It’s scheduled to open in 2019.
A fourth MAPS 3 Senior Health & Wellness Center is also planned and scheduled to open in 2021. The location and operating partner haven’t been selected.
About MAPS 3
MAPS 3 is a $777 million, debt-free capital improvement program to improve the quality of life in Oklahoma City. It is funded by a 1-cent sales tax initiative that began in April 2010 and ends in December 2017. MAPS 3 funds eight projects: Downtown Convention Center, Downtown Public Park, Modern Streetcar/Transit, Oklahoma River Improvements, Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Improvements, Senior Health and Wellness Centers, Trails and Sidewalks.
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