Gwinnett County officials recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the newly renovated Lawrenceville Senior Center.
The renovated center, located at 225 Benson Street in Lawrenceville, can accommodate up to 160 seniors per day. After being closed since last August, the upgraded facility now accommodates individuals with low vision, hearing impairments and mobility challenges. Improvements include ADA-accessible restrooms, an enlarged dining area, an upgraded billiards room, a new card room area, a new hearing loop system for the hearing impaired and a new multi-use room.
Deputy County Administrator Phil Hoskins presided over the ceremony. Additional remarks were provided by Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash, District 4 Commissioner John Heard, Lawrenceville Mayor Judy Jordan Johnson, HUD Deputy Regional Administrator Willie Taylor, Senior Services Manager Jamie Cramer and District 45 State Sen. Renee Unterman.
“Today, we have almost 122,000 seniors in a total population of more than 900,000,” said Nash. “Seniors now make up more than 13 percent of the Gwinnett population, and we must continue planning for this expected growth.”
Funding for the renovations to the center comes from HUD’s Community Development Block Grant program, supplemented by grants from the Atlanta Regional Commission and the County’s 2014 SPLOST program.
For more information on Lawrenceville Senior Center, visit www.gwinnettseniorservices.com.