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The '''Senior Center''' is a resource center for senior citizens in [[Charlottesville]] and [[Albemarle County]]. In 2010 the organization will celebrate its 50th anniversary. [[Peter Thompson]] is the executive director.  
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The '''Senior Center''' is a resource center for senior citizens in [[Charlottesville]] and [[Albemarle County]]. In 2010 the organization celebrated its 50th anniversary. [[Peter Thompson]] is the executive director.  
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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Officials at the Senior Center have spent several years looking for a new home. One candidate was a building owned by [[ACAC]] that is the former home of the [[Charlottesville Day School]]. The [[Albemarle County Planning Commission]] granted a special-use permit for the Senior Center to occupy the space, though Center officials opted not to move there. <ref>Tubbs, Sean J. "Planning Commission approves potential new site for Senior Center; Charlottesville Day School would need new home." Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center. Web. 15 Dec. 2009. <http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2009/07/senior_center_relocation.html>.</ref>
 
Officials at the Senior Center have spent several years looking for a new home. One candidate was a building owned by [[ACAC]] that is the former home of the [[Charlottesville Day School]]. The [[Albemarle County Planning Commission]] granted a special-use permit for the Senior Center to occupy the space, though Center officials opted not to move there. <ref>Tubbs, Sean J. "Planning Commission approves potential new site for Senior Center; Charlottesville Day School would need new home." Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center. Web. 15 Dec. 2009. <http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2009/07/senior_center_relocation.html>.</ref>
  
In October 2012, Senior Center officials announced they would move into a new facility in the [[Belvedere]] development in Albemarle County. They are hoping to raise $18 million over the next three years to build the $20 million facility. If built, the Center at Belvedere will contain an indoor walking track, a gymnasium, a library and an auditorium. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Senior Center unveils plans for new, larger facility|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/oct/09/senior-center-unveils-plans-new-larger-facility-ar-2270776/
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In October 2012, Senior Center officials announced they would move into a new facility in the [[Belvedere]] development in Albemarle County. They said they hoped to raise $18 million over the next three years to build the $20 million facility. If built, the Center at Belvedere will contain an indoor walking track, a gymnasium, a library and an auditorium. <ref>{{cite-progress|title=Senior Center unveils plans for new, larger facility|url=http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2012/oct/09/senior-center-unveils-plans-new-larger-facility-ar-2270776/
 
|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=October 9, 2012|publishdate=October 9, 2012|accessdate=October 17, 2012|cturl=}}</ref>
 
|author=Aaron Richardson|pageno=|printdate=October 9, 2012|publishdate=October 9, 2012|accessdate=October 17, 2012|cturl=}}</ref>
  
==Board of Directors (2009-2010)==
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==Board of Directors (2016-2017)==
*[[Mary Reese]], President
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*[[Hi Ewald]], President
*[[Joe Gieck]], Vice president
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*[[Greg Menke]], Vice president
*[[Bill Hodson]], Secretary
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*[[Rene Bond]], Secretary
*[[Joe Miller]], Treasurer
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*[[Dick Brownlee]], Treasurer
*[[Ed Ansell]]
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*[[Elizabeth D. Beasley]]
*[[David Bowerman]]
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*[[Joe Gieck]]
*[[Lynn Bradley]]
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*[[Michael Guthrie]]
*[[Pat Cook]]
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*[[Rob Jiranek]]
*[[Gene Corrigan]]
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*[[Jennifer King]]
*[[Whitman "Pete" Cross II]]
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*[[Mike Kirkman]]
*[[Ray East]]
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*[[Joe Krenn]]
*[[Cecil Floyd]]
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*[[Jeanne McCusker]]
*[[Cole Hendrix]]
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*[[Ann Myer]]
*[[Dawn Heneberry]]
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*[[Virginia Tahboub]]
*[[Barbara Kessler]]
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*[[Douglas Wheeler]]
*[[Randy Rinehart]]
 
*[[Rodney Rullman]]
 
*[[George Thompson]]
 
*[[Randy Whitlow]]
 
*[[Jane Whitworth]]
 
  
 
==Funding==
 
==Funding==
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==References==
 
==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==

Revision as of 14:03, 18 October 2016

The Senior Center is a resource center for senior citizens in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. In 2010 the organization celebrated its 50th anniversary. Peter Thompson is the executive director.

History

The Junior League of Charlottesville established the center in 1960 in order to provide educational and enrichment activities for people over the age of 50. The facility was the second of its kind in Virginia.

The Senior Center first operated in rented space at 301 East Market Street before quickly moving to another rented space at 101 East High Street. In 1963, the agency became independent of the Junior League. In 1982, the Center moved into the Central Library on Market Street, a space it occupied until the Jessup family made space near their Pepsi Cola bottling facility available at half-price. The new 17,000 square foot facility on Pepsi Place opened on September 11, 1991.

In November 2002, the Senior Center became accredited by the National Institute of Senior Centers, the first such facility in Virginia to receive that designation[1].

New facility search

Officials at the Senior Center have spent several years looking for a new home. One candidate was a building owned by ACAC that is the former home of the Charlottesville Day School. The Albemarle County Planning Commission granted a special-use permit for the Senior Center to occupy the space, though Center officials opted not to move there. [2]

In October 2012, Senior Center officials announced they would move into a new facility in the Belvedere development in Albemarle County. They said they hoped to raise $18 million over the next three years to build the $20 million facility. If built, the Center at Belvedere will contain an indoor walking track, a gymnasium, a library and an auditorium. [3]

Board of Directors (2016-2017)

Funding

In December 2010, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation awarded the Senior Center $5,000 for support of physical fitness programs[4].

References

  1. "History of the Senior Center Inc." Welcome to the Senior Center. Web. 16 Dec. 2009. <http://seniorcenterinc.org/about/history.shtml>.
  2. Tubbs, Sean J. "Planning Commission approves potential new site for Senior Center; Charlottesville Day School would need new home." Charlottesville Tomorrow News Center. Web. 15 Dec. 2009. <http://cvilletomorrow.typepad.com/charlottesville_tomorrow_/2009/07/senior_center_relocation.html>.
  3. Web. Senior Center unveils plans for new, larger facility, Aaron Richardson, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, October 9, 2012, retrieved October 17, 2012.
  4. Web. More than $500,000 in grants awarded, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, December 15, 2010, retrieved December 15, 2010.

External links

Official site