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Programs Temporarily Relocated During Ann Arbor Senior Center Construction

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(*UPDATED Aug. 27, 2014) Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation has temporarily closed the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin Ave., due to an unscheduled construction project (*please see additional details at the end of this press release). The majority of programs and activities have been rescheduled and temporarily relocated.

*We anticipate the Senior Center reopening the first week of September. We apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause, and we appreciate your patience.

Alternate location sites include:

  • August 15, 2014 - Ann Arbor Rec & Ed, 1515 S. Seventh St. on the Pioneer High School Campus, 734.994.2300 ext. 0.

  • Burn Parks Elementary School, 1414 Wells St., 734.994.1919

  • Burns Park Shelter, corner of Wells St. and Baldwin Ave. adjacent to the Ann Arbor Senior Center, 734.794.6250

  • Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road, 734.794.6230

  • Eberbach Cultural Arts Center, 1220 S. Forest Ave., 734.794.625

  • Hikone Community Center, 2724 Hikone Road, 734.794.6250

  • Morris Lawrence Building, WCC, 4800 E. Huron River Drive., 734.794.6250

The programs and their temporary relocation sites are as follows:

Wednesday, A​ug. 27

Noon ACBL Bridge Game (Burns Park Elementary School, cafeteria)

6 p.m. Bingo (cancelled)


Thursda​​y, Aug. 28 

Noon ACBL Bridge (Burns Park Elementary School, cafeteria)

1 p.m. Mahjong (Burns Park Elementary School, cafeteria)

5 p.m. Karate (Burns Park Elementary School, gym)

7:15 p.m. Bollyfit  (Burns Park Elementary School, gym)

8 p.m. Penny Seats Theater (Eberbach Cultural Arts Center)


Friday​​, Aug. 29

9:30 a.m. Rec & Ed Chair Yoga (Rec & Ed Conference Room)

7 p.m. Penny Seats Theater (Eberbach Cultural Arts Center)


Saturday​, Aug. 30

12:30 Swiss Team ACBL Bridge Game (Burns Park Shelter)


Sunda​​​y, Aug. 31

5:30 p.m. Vinyasa Yoga (cancelled)

2 p.m. Penny Seats Theater (Burns Park Shelter)

7 p.m. Ann Arbor (mostly) Acoustic Jam (Burns Park Shelter)


Mon​​​day, Sept. 1

No programs today in observance of the Labor Day holiday


Tuesday​, Sept. 2

10 a.m. Bridge for Beginners Part 2 (Burns Park Shelter)

10 a.m. Scrabble (Burns Park Shelter)

1 p.m. Supervised Bridge Play (Burns Park Shelter)

7 p.m. Karate (Burns Park Shelter)

7p.m to 8:30 Penny Seats Theatre (Burns Park Elementary, auditorium)

8:30-10:00 p.m. Penny Seats Theater (Burns Park Shelter)


Wednesd​ay, Sept. 3

Noon ACBL Bridge Game (Cobblestone Farm)

6 p.m. Bingo (cancelled)


Thurs​​day, Sept. 4

Noon ACBL Bridge Game  (Morris Lawrence Building, WCC)

5 p.m. Karate (Burns Park Elementary School)

7 p.m. Penny Seats Theater (Burns Park Elementary School, auditorium)


Frida​​y, Sept. 5

9:30 a.m. Rec & Ed Chair Yoga (Rec & Ed Conference Room)

7 p.m. Penny Seats Theater (Burns Park Elementary, auditorium)


Satur​day, Sept.  6

12:30 p.m.  Swiss Team ACBL Bridge Game (Burns Park Shelter)


Su​​nday, Sept. 7

5:30 p.m. Vinyasa Yoga (cancelled)​


*Construction details

Ceiling tiles were delaminating above the area where many of the programs take place. Upon further inspection, it was determined additional issues needed to be addressed, primarily sheet rock/dry wall that was separating from the rafters. To ensure patron safety, the decision was made to temporarily relocate programs and classes and immediately begin repairs on the center. Initiating these repairs has also provided opportunities to make further enhancements to the Ann Arbor Senior Center, including additional insulation in the roof, the addition of skylights and better, more energy-efficient lighting.

The construction plan now includes hanging dry wall and painting during the week of Aug. 18. If the plan continues without delay, the projected reopening date will be in early September. Updates will be shared, as they become available, at www.a2gov.org/senior and on the parks and recreation Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Contact Information

Coiln Smith
Parks and Recreation Services Manager
734.794.6230, ext. 42500
csmith@a2gov.org


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