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Endwright East Averaging 30 Visitors A Day

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(Zach Herndon, WFIU/WTIU News)

A new senior center on Bloomington’s east side is averaging about 30 visitors a day during its first month. The Endwright East Active Living Community Center is located in the College Mall and opened in June. The center received more than 100 membership applications during its grand opening.

Activities and Program Manager Na’Kia Jones says success in the program’s six-month pilot period is vital to determining how long it can continue.

 “We just hope to continue building and hopefully make this place a space where people can drop in anytime and play a game of cards or just get some coffee or hang out. We just hope that this place kind of captures Bloomington,” Jones says.  

Supported by the City of Bloomington’s Jack Hopkins Social Service Fund, the objective of the program is to improve the health, wellness, and social well-being of its members.  

Membership is free during the pilot period, but some classes require a $15 fee. The fitness program is open to adults 50 and over.

Group fitness classes include Low Impact Dance, Yoga, and Balance.

The variety of classes is expected to expand as membership and involvement increases. There are plans to add social programming based on feedback from members.

Endwright East’s partnerships include Area 10 Agency on Aging, City of Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department, and Commission on Aging & IU Health Bloomington Alzheimer’s Resource Services.

The center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm and is located at 2894 E. Third Street at the College Mall.

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