Success of MAPS 3 senior health and wellness centers exceeds expectations
The first MAPS 3 senior health and wellness center is such a roaring success that it needs more room.
An advisory committee recommended Wednesday that the city council allocate $3.5 million to expand the center, at 11501 N Rockwell Ave.
Opened 18 months ago with a goal of signing up 2,000 members in the first two years, the center had 5,500 members by this week.
"I don't know how we go wrong with it," said Cecilia Robinson-Woods, vice chair of the volunteer MAPS 3 senior health and wellness centers subcommittee.
Robinson-Woods noted high percentages of seniors turn out to vote, a consideration in looking ahead to winning support for a sales tax extension for MAPS 4.