Commissioner Jean Monestime (center) was joined by members of the Arcola Lakes community at the groundbreaking for the new senior center at Arcola Lakes Park on Wednesday, August 8, 2012.
This development marks Miami-Dade County's first recreational facility specifically designed for use by senior residents, age 55 and older.
The new one-story, 14,220-square-foot facility will be completely ADA accessible and feature a covered passenger drop-off entrance, a lobby and reception area.
Seniors will be able to enjoy entertainment rooms with flat screen televisions, an arts and crafts room and a room to create ceramics. An exercise room equipped with the latest fitness equipment will be available for seniors looking to stay fit and active. The facility will also feature a large banquet hall/meeting room.
"The seniors of our community deserve the very best amenities and that is what this new senior center will deliver," Commissioner Jean Monestime said.
The $6.3 million project is funded by Building Better Communities General Obligation Bonds.