Build upon the success of the Senior Citizens’ Center to provide improved quality of life opportunities for the largest growing population demographic.
As increasing numbers of “Baby Boomers” choose to the leave the workforce, the need for meaningful social interaction opportunities for seniors will be increasingly important. The Lexington Senior Center and its three satellite sites (Charles Young Center, Bell House, and Eldercrafters at the Black and Williams Center) serve residents of Fayette County 60 years and older. Each center is unique in its specific offerings, but all provide a safe and inviting environment for senior adults to spend their leisure time enjoying recreation, social, art and educational opportunities in a place that preserves their dignity and values each as individuals.
The expansion of services and programs that serve people as they age, and those of all ages with disabilities, will be important for the community. Lexington’s actions and inclusion in the AARP Age Friendly Communities network should be supported throughout planning and in all projects. Additionally, development throughout the city should include age-friendly amenities and development patterns that provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for Lexington citizens at all stages of their lives.