Rockland Senior Center Opens

Ribbon cutting_donor dinner

It’s been a busy summer in Rockland!

We proudly took part in a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Robert J. Nyman Rockland Senior Center on June 7, 2014. Named in honor of the late state representative Bob Nyman, the new building designed by Studio G Architects offers senior citizens in Rockland much needed space for recreation, education and community activities.

The project includes a large and bright multi-purpose space with adjacent commercial kitchen; fitness room; conference, lounge and reception areas; craft and game rooms; salon;health clinic; and outdoor patio. Materials were carefully selected to promote the health and well-being of seniors, and Senior Center Building Committee Chairman John Rogers added that the energy efficient building is “equipped with green technology in order to save money, a concept the town is embracing.”

Photo credit: Al McPhee

Photo credit: Al McPhee

The ribbon cutting was attended by several state representatives, including Rep. Rhonda Nyman, who won her husband’s seat after his unexpected passing in 2010. Rep. Nyman has continued her husband’s support of seniors in the community, and helped secure a $500k pre-development grant for the project with Sen. John Keenan. A Donor Appreciation Dinner was also held in early June, attended by more than 100 people including Senator John Keenan, Selectmen Ed Kimball, Building Committee members and Studio G staff.

The center is now complete and in full operation –already reporting 500 visits per week, versus 600 per month in their old center!

Thanks to everyone who helped make this project a reality. Stay tuned for more project photographs, news and events.

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