Collaboration Between Springfield Township and City of Wyoming Enhances Senior Adult Programming and Recreation Membership Opportunities
(February 25, 2015, Springfield Township, Hamilton County, OH)
Focusing on the needs of senior citizens, Springfield Township and the City of Wyoming partnered to enhance programming opportunities for senior residents of each community. The partnership also gives seniors extended resident-rate membership benefits at the Springfield Township Senior & Community Arts Center, the Wyoming Recreation Center and the Wyoming Family Aquatics Center. The Springfield Township Board of Trustees approved the collaborative initiative at its February 10, 2015 meeting. “What has been worked out with our neighboring community brings great value,” said Board of Trustees President, Gwen McFarlin. “We have a large population of individuals who enjoy their ability to live independently at home, and now we are expanding their social circles and growing the programs offered.”
Through the partnership, senior adult programming for both communities will be held at the Springfield Township Senior & Community Arts Center, located at 9158 Winton Road. Wyoming Recreation Department programming staff will support the collaboration by planning a number of new programs at the township facility. Wyoming residents over the age of 55 will have the opportunity to join the Springfield Township Senior Center at the Township resident rate, $20 annually. The City of Wyoming will offer all Springfield Township Senior Center members the ability to join the city’s Recreation Center and Family Aquatics Center at the senior resident rate, $122 and $88 respectively.
Springfield Township has offered senior programming since 1985 and established its Senior & Community Arts Center facility in 1995. Over 60 regularly scheduled activities are held monthly at the center, Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. until noon on Fridays. A majority of the programs are organized by volunteers utilizing the center. Membership includes free and fee-based classes, along with use of the woodshop, art room, library, card room and additional programming spaces. The City of Wyoming reached out to Springfield Township when its residents requested programming opportunities for seniors. City Manager Lynn Tetley states, “Wyoming and Springfield Township have a great working relationship and combining our services to provide a benefit to both communities is a natural fit. We hope to see many Springfield Township senior adults joining our pool and Wyoming seniors sharing the amenities at the Township Senior & Community Arts Center.”
Springfield Township Senior programming operates out of the Springfield Township Senior and Community Arts Center, 9158 Winton Road, located behind the Springfield Township Administration and Fire Department complex. They can be reached at 522-1154, on the web at www.springfieldtwp.org or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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