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New resource for older Bloomington residents to open in College Mall

Endwright East Active Living Community Center will open June 18 in the old Payless in the College Mall. This facility is dedicated to providing community space and programming to seniors of Bloomington. It is the first facility of its kind to open since 2009 according to a Bloomington press release.

The center is supported by a grant from the City of Bloomington’s Jack Hopkins Social Services Funding Committee with the support of the city council.

The center is a collaboration of Area 10 Agency on Aging, City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, City of Bloomington Commission on Aging and IU Health Bloomington Alzheimer’s Resource Service.

This center is an effort to improve life for Bloomington's older population.

“This partnership aims to support our city’s older, adult population with best practices learned through the valuable experience of our partners — Area 10 and IU Health — and our own Parks and Recreation staff and Commission on Aging,” said Bloomington Mayor John Hamiltonin a press release. “This pilot program brings together existing resources and expertise to enrich the lives of our seniors.”

Endwright East will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m.June 20 and will have an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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