SRA Senior Center plans June 2 Grand Opening

VERO BEACH – Senior Resource Association’s (SRA) long-awaited renovation of its Vero Beach Senior Center is nearing completion and scheduled to open to the public June 2, 2010. The newly remodeled Senior Center will be named Schumann Hall after the Schumann Foundation’s generous donation to the SRA. The kitchen will be called Thea’s Kitchen, named after Thea Walker of the Walker family.  Other donors include the Richardson Foundation, Camp Younts Foundation, L.W. Pierce Foundation, WJ & JK Truettner Foundation, and the Fanny and Svante Knistrom Foundation.

The new Schumann Hall was remodeled by Croom Construction Company and includes a full renovation of the facility and the addition of an interactive resource center, donated by the Minotti Foundation; and the Radzewics, Padgett and Conway families. The new color scheme, which includes the signature SRA teal color, inspired an overall new palette for the entire campus.The original senior center, located at 694 14th Street, was built in 1984.  Following consecutive years of hurricanes in 2004 and 2005, the original building suffered rapid deterioration. With the help of generous donors, renovation began in late 2009.  Senior programs never ceased during construction, as most programs were relocated to Leisure Square Fitness Center and St. Francis Manor.”Schumann Hall is an exciting addition to the Vero Beach community,” says Karen Deigl, President and CEO of SRA.  “Senior Center activities offer a variety of social and recreational, health and wellness, and arts and cultural classes, events and gatherings. We are excited to expand these programs in a fresh, bright, new setting.”

The Senior Resource Association has been providing activities, education and services to seniors throughout Indian River County since 1974.  Programs and services include Meals on Wheels, Adult Day Care and Senior Center activities.Information:  Call Karen Deigl at (772) 569-0111 or visit http://www.seniorresourceassociation.org.

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