Mar 31 2021

OPINION:  How About Seniors ?

The 801 Magnolia Avenue building would be the perfect place for a Senior Center.

I am amazed that there is no Senior Center in Piedmont and the 801 Magnolia building would be the perfect place to have such a center.  We who live here and have helped build this community have nowhere to go in Piedmont. 

There is a Senior meeting held once a month (during non-Covid times) that does not engage the community very well. 

Seniors need to be able to get together in their own communities for arts, crafts, exercise, classes, excursions and social engaging. Those of us who still live here need to go outside the community for such endeavors, now and as Covid is still strongly present, I have realized the lack of such in our community.

Carol Warren, Piedmont Resident

Editors Note: Opinions expressed are those of the author.

3 Responses to “OPINION:  How About Seniors ?”

  1. parking????

    Current senior group is bad.

  2. What an excellent idea!

  3. To have a viable senior center, as well as other community activities in 801 Magnolia, the city simply needs to terminate the lease with PCA and then negotiate rent-free arrangements with all interested groups, a process through which PCA would likely maintain majority use of the building. PCA claims this would end their programming, but that seems doubtful. More balanced use of the space would enable all residents to use this public facility rather than just the classical music enthusiasts that do now.

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