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We are constantly making improvements to the Adult Wellness Center to better serve our members.  Read below for more information on our latest projects.  Check back often for updates!

Adult Wellness Center Gardens
With a generous donation from the Community Development Block Grant, the Adult Wellness Center will be able to expand into the three acres behind the building to offer outdoor wellness activities.  We are working with Gene Geren, Landscape Architect, from Crafton, Tull, Sparks, & Associates to come up with a master plan for the outdoor space.  Based on a member survey, items we are planning to include are walking trails, exercise stations, a labyrinth, a water feature with live ecosystem, bird watching areas, meditation gardens, a gazebo, a lawn area for outdoor concerts, classes, and recreational activities, a picnic area, and teaching gardens.  Once the plan is completed, we will start construction.  Our wish is to have a functional trail by this fall and a completed project by next spring.  If the master plan requires more than the $250,000 grant, we will have to do the project in phases.


Ceramics in the Arts & Crafts Studio
A room located inside the arts & crafts room was designed to house a kiln.  We plan to complete the electrical requirements and purchase a kiln and other necessary pottery equipment.  We then will add a variety of pottery and ceramics classes to the arts & crafts curriculum.  The funds for this project are coming from the Charter Membership Fundraiser.

Mobile Computer Lab
We have had an overwhelming response for computer classes since we opened the building.  Our 6-station computer lab in the library has quickly been outgrown!  We are purchasing 12 laptop computers and other required equipment to allow us to have a mobile computer lab.  We will be able to offer classes in larger rooms in the center, better designed for teaching.  The library computer lab will be available more for general use by our members.  The funds for this project are coming from the Charter Membership Fundraiser

Saturday Hours
You asked for it, and we’re finally in a position to do it.  The Adult Wellness Center is open on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

Silver Sneakers
For almost a year, we have been working to get the Silver Sneakers fitness program at the Adult Wellness Center. We are in the contractual phase now.  Hopefully, we will have more to report soon.  Click here to learn more about Silver Sneakers.

Building Miscellaneous
  • An Automated blood pressure machine is available for member use in the fitness center thanks to a donation from Walton Family Foundation.
  • We are adding 36 small lockers in the hallway outside the fitness center to help alleviate our locker shortage problem in the locker rooms.  The lockers were purchased by the Dave Beatty memorial fund.
  • We have completed some window tinting in the gymnasium and have ordered padding for the columns.  In the future, as funds are available, we will tint the windows in the fitness center and pool areas and will pad the walls in the gymnasium.

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