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Published on Friday, April 12, 2019

Councilmembers Gonzales and Brockhouse for Feasibility Study to Support a New Comprehensive Multigenerational Senior Center in the Westside of San Antonio

CONTACT for District 5: Victor Landa, (210) 884-3429
victor.landa@sanantonio.gov
or
CONTACT for District 6: Victoria Ramirez, (210) 207–3749
victoria.ramirez@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (Apr. 11, 2019) – Today, City Councilmembers Shirley Gonzales and Greg Brockhouse requested staff to study the feasibility for a new Multigenerational Senior Center for the Westside of San Antonio. Initiating the process at this time allows any funding considerations to take place during the upcoming Budget discussions. The study should include a review of available locations and needed services for the community.

 

Councilmember Gonzales stated, "The city has done an outstanding job of providing for the needs of our city’s elders through the many senior centers across San Antonio. But there is an area of the Westside that needs a more immediate presence and a new Comprehensive Multigenerational Senior Center can meet that need. It's encouraging to see how the proposed center will provide health, nutrition and companionship services to our elders while at the same time providing a new venue for activities for the area's children and youth. This study is the right first step to use our resources to provide for the needs of our most vulnerable elderly and children."

 

Councilmember Brockhouse stated, “The Westside of San Antonio needs a facility to provide services for the seniors and the youth in this part of town.  Many of the seniors in this area do not have a center to attend and receive the services that are provided at our other centers and we need to rectify that issue.  I also recognize the cost for such a facility and believe that we can also use this space to provide after school and perhaps continuing education programs for residents.  Many feel forgotten and it is time to create a place that provides equitable services and opportunities for enrichment on the Westside.”

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