Moving Day: UCC Senior Center’s New Home
In August 2011, the UCC Senior Center moved to its new home—just a half block from their old location, but a world away in terms of amenities, services and modernity. This new center, which is located between the UCC US Bank Village and the Olga Village, the two senior residential facilities on UCC’s campus, includes a state-of-the-art computer lab, craft and project rooms, a new dining area, and improved lounge and office areas for clients and staff.
While the seniors and the staff were busy moving into their new home, final preparations were made to operate a new on-site Health Clinic at the new center in conjunction with the Sixteenth Street Community Health Center. UCC’s experience operating an on-site Health Clinic for the students of the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School (BGCS) in conjunction with the Columbia College of Nursing has proven highly successful and beneficial for the families. Following this model, the goal of the new Health Clinic in the UCC Senior Center will be to identify early symptoms of Alzheimer’s and to manage chronic diseases which often lead to more serious health issues when left untreated.
The newly vacated Senior Center space is undergoing major renovations. The space will be converted into eight new classrooms for the Early Childhood Education Program allowing UCC to provide even more students access to quality education. This expansion is part of the long term growth plan for the BGCS which will serve almost 960 students this fall, the largest enrollment in school history.
As our community grows and changes, we continue to evolve and meet the needs of those we serve. A Grand Opening Celebration for the new Senior Center was held on Thursday, September 29th, 2011.
Visit our center and see the exciting growth on our campus!
Muchas Gracias to Our Supporters!
The new UCC Senior Center was built in partnership with the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee and with the support of local and regional governmental entities including WHEDA and HUD. Individual donors and foundations have also been instrumental and vital to the completion of this project and our ability to grow our school space. In the current economic climate, projects like these would just not be possible without the financial support of the greater Milwaukee community.