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Oklahoma City Council chooses sites for third and fourth MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Centers

Post Date:10/09/2019 8:46 AM

The third and fourth MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Centers will be in northeast and far southwest Oklahoma City.

The Oklahoma City Council voted Tuesday to select sites for the centers, which are the last of four proposed in MAPS 3.

The third center will be at NE 36th Street and Lincoln Boulevard. It’s near a planned full-service grocery store and headquarters development at the same intersection. The Council previously selected Langston University as the operating partner for the senior center.

The fourth center will be on Western Avenue south of SW 134th Street. The Council previously selected the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City as the operating partner.

The first center opened in 2017 at 11501 N Rockwell Ave., and is operated by Healthy Living and Fitness. Visit healthylivingokc.com for details.

The second center opened last year at 4021 S Walker Ave., and is operated by NorthCare. Visit healthandwellnessokc.com for details.

A fifth senior center is proposed as part of MAPS 4, along with a fund to provide scholarships for low-income seniors who would use it or the MAPS 3 centers. The MAPS 4 special election is Dec. 10. Visit okc.gov/maps4 for details.

About the MAPS 3 senior centers

The MAPS 3 Senior Health and Wellness Centers connect local seniors with important services, and also with each other. They have operating partners experienced in providing the services seniors need.

The centers provide seniors access to exercise equipment and programs, medical and other wellness services, social spaces and recreational activities.

Each one is designed to reflect the specific needs and desires of seniors in the nearby community.

The centers have spaces for exercise equipment, sports, heated fitness pools, classroom space, cafes, locker rooms, social space and more. They’re designed specifically for seniors down to the last detail, like curb-less parking lots.

Visit okc.gov/maps3 for details.

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 ended in December 2017. MAPS 3 funds eight projects: Downtown Convention CenterDowntown Public ParkModern Streetcar/TransitOklahoma River ImprovementsOklahoma State Fairgrounds ImprovementsSenior Health and Wellness CentersTrails and Sidewalks. Learn more at okc.gov/maps3.

Mayor Holt and the City Council have called an election for Dec. 10 on a MAPS 4 program, which like MAPS 3 would be approved by voters. Learn more at okc.gov/maps4.

Media Contact
Kristy Yager
(405) 297-2550
kristy.yager@okc.gov

 

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