LIFE Senior Services is excited to announce plans for the new Roma Berry Center for Seniors, to be conveniently located in midtown Tulsa. The vibrant center will serve seniors and their families throughout the community.
The Roma Berry Center will anchor three of LIFE's signature programs that help seniors stay active and independent as long as possible. The 39,000 square-foot building, located in the former school near East 51st Street and South Sheridan Road, will be home to an Active Senior Center, Adult Day Health, and the LIFE PACE program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.
"We are so excited about the Roma Berry Center for Seniors, and especially the Active Senior Center," said LIFE president and CEO Eileen Bradshaw.
"We will have space for a wide variety of activities to occur simultaneously. The facility will have space for an art studio complete with a kiln. Also, we will be able to open in the evenings and on weekends, which expands our options. I am looking forward to Saturday night dances."
The Center got its start thanks to a generous donation by Ruth Nelson. Ms. Nelson's early vote of confidence the project makes possible the opportunity to renovate the former school on 9 acres of choice property and create an extraordinary space for seniors.
Melodie Powders manages both of the organization's current Senior Centers, LIFE's Senior Centers at Southminster at East Side.
"I'm excited about the Roma Berry adventure of merging both of the Senior Centers together. Basically, LIFE will come together one member at a time," she said.
There are so many activities for members. Some come for pickleball, tai chi, and line dancing. Others meet to make music and art, play bridge and bingo, share a meal, and make new friendships.
"It keeps us active in mind, body, and spirit," said Jan Eskrdige, member. "Welcoming, affordable, and stimulating - I think LIFE Senior Services is all three."
"There's such a variety of learning opportunities there," said Kelly Caton, who attends the senior centers with his wife. "I get to share my music with kind people, and they get to share theirs with me."
Ron Coats said he would be lost without LIFE's Senior Centers. He joined after the death of his wife.
"I was like a ship adrift," he said. "I started doing line dancing, then pickleball, and we have a meditation class. There are just a million activities, and I try to take advantage of all of them."
LIFE Senior Services is accepting donations to help open the doors of the Roma Berry Center for Seniors to the greater Tulsa community. As the Baby Boom generation moves into their elder years, LIFE will be positioned to keep them active, independent, and connected.
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