The new Oak Ridge Senior Center opens today (Thursday, September 26) in Alvin K. Bissell Park in central Oak Ridge.
The new Senior Center was scheduled to open at 9 a.m. Normal operating hours were scheduled to resume Thursday, and so were most activities.
The Oak Ridge Recreation and Parks Department called it a “soft opening.” Oak Ridge municipal officials are planning a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for later, and details will be announced soon, a press release said.
Earlier this month, a temporary closure of the Oak Ridge Senior Center was put in place to allow staff to relocate to the new center, which is located at 1405 Oak Ridge Turnpike just west of the Oak Ridge Civic Center.
“As the transition to the new facility nears completion, staff are ready to welcome the first guests into the new space,” the press release said. “Final touches are still underway and will continue over several days following the soft opening. Senior Center staff appreciates the patience of visitors during this time.”
If you have questions, you can call the Oak Ridge Senior Center front desk at (865) 425-3999.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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