|Rep. Carl Gatto addresses the crowd|
The new place has oodles of storage, a large and welcoming dining hall, roomy kitchen and plenty of office space for the numerous services offered for local seniors.
|Kitchen staff made a field of tasty treats.|
"If anything was a fire hazard, that building was one," Gatto said. He called the new building "the Taj Mahal for seniors."
|Gift shop volunteer Lynne Atkin shows cozy wrist |
warmers to Senior Center driver Caralee Kleewein and her
mother, in foreground, Mona Smith, of Anchorage.
It certainly is an improvement over the old center and there are many fun new spaces, from a library and TV room with floor-to-ceiling shelves and a game room with a pool table, to a roomy workout area with a flock of exercise equipment and several meeting areas. Perhaps one of the nicest additions is a gift shop near the front doors that sells lots of Alaska made items. It was one of the most popular attractions at the grand opening celebration and is open to the public throughout the week.
-- Rindi White