Senior community centre opens

A social night of fun and fellowship at the Bodden Town Senior/Community Centre was well-taken by those in attendance, Monday evening.

At the preview opening attended by Health Minister Gilbert McLean caretaker Mary Lawrence welcomed everyone.

Attendees were taken on a tour of the newly renovated facilities, watched an Ivan documentary and were given a brief rundown on the many programmes that the centre had to offer.

‘The facility will not be a residential home for the seniors but will have a number of programmed activities for seniors to enjoy during the day.

‘It is a good gathering place for the community and all are welcome, young and old.

‘We are hoping to have programmes such as counselling, craft/art workshops and committee meetings. Any clubs wishing to utilise the facilities are also welcome’ said Ms Lawrence.

The centre has a main hall, which will be used for gatherings. A Cayman Room stripped down to wattle and daub, with a red floor, will be used to display Cayman artefacts. The West Room will be used for conferences or activities and will contain a book library, television sets and music equipment. The back and front porches will be used for table game such as dominoes, cards and checkers.

The kitchen area, which was decorated by Barbara Oliver and Dawn McTaggart, has a mural depicting a Caymanian scene. The bathroom walls are covered with pages of the Caymanian Compass and the Northwester Magazine. No need for books in this bathroom, lots of reading on the walls to enjoy.

Ms Lawrence also said there are plans for a children’s park, which will be at the front of the building and a park out back, which is being funded by the Dart Foundation.

The centre should be officially opened in a couple of weeks, she said.

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