Mar 16

Rivers Crossing Life Center to celebrate ribbon cutting

Date: March 16, 2016 | Category: News

OSCEOLA – Care Connection Rivers Crossing Life Center will welcome guests at a ribbon cutting and open house at 2 p.m. this Friday.
The Osceola Community Chamber of Commerce will provide refreshments, and center staff will provide tours of the new building, which opened Feb. 1.
“The people are really enjoying the building,” said Care Connection for Aging Services Regional Services Director Chris McCune, who is headquartered at the new building.
The center, which had relied on the senior center in Wheatland for its lunches, now provides meals from its new kitchen. The result so far has been a 100 percent increase from 16 to 32 meals a day served on average, McCune said.
“Food is easier to have fresh on site. The accommodations are so much nicer than the other building,” McCune said. “There is a lot of community involvement, and everyone has joined in to make it a success.”
The new senior center at 5215 Business Highway 13 NE serves lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. While all ages are welcome, people ages 60 and older may have lunch for a contribution, with a suggested donation of $4. All others may dine for the cost of the meal, $6.93.
Besides meals, the center also offers regular physical fitness classes, bingo, health screenings and clinic for skin and toe nails. The most recently addition is line dancing.
The Rivers Crossing Life Center is one of 22 senior centers operated by Care Connection in 13 counties with a mission to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences.