Orem Senior Friendship Center now also a temporary fitness center | Orem News
Over the subsequent 18 months or so, members of the Orem Health Middle will share amenities with the Orem Senior Friendship Middle. Whereas it isn’t the right resolution, this Plan B choice appears to be working.
"We’ve got seen many individuals come to the middle," mentioned Gena Bertlesen, director of the Friendship Middle. "It's been a win / win. It's Plan B nevertheless it's working, actually."
Bertlesen mentioned the ambiance is energetic with train courses in a single room, whereas bingo for seniors is developed in one other room.
In the future, Bertlesen was in his workplace and listened to loud music.
"It was the" Elegant Dressed Man "of ZZ High," he mentioned. "You can hear within the middle, it made you need to stand up and dance."
Usually, the sturdy music of ZZ High wouldn’t be the favourite music of the aged, however Bertlesen mentioned they loved it.
The outside constructing that saved the middle's bus and different gear has been cleaned, cleaned, painted, air-conditioned and embellished with televisions and is now an improvised fitness center that has six treadmills, 5 elliptical machines and far more, based on Karl Hirst , director of Orem Parks and Recreation.
"Orem Senior Friendship is specializing in friendship," mentioned Hirst.
Hirst added that the friendship half is admittedly essential when you’ve, in a big room, a Lego constructing class for youngsters in a single nook, a pool recreation in one other space and a padded assembly of the third age in one other nook .
Those that purchase a fitness center go will solely pay half the value in the course of the reconstruction of the previous fitness center as an incentive to make use of the short-term amenities.
Hirst desires residents to return and see for themselves what town crews have been in a position to take action that the friendship middle is match for bodily health.
"We even have what I feel is a superb little one care middle," mentioned Hirst. "We hold all the great elements of the actions of the aged and add them."
Hirst mentioned it is rather potential that when the brand new fitness center is accomplished, among the gear shall be left on the senior middle.
When touring the amenities for seniors, the variety of rooms and areas within the basement and on the principle ground is shocking, Hirst mentioned.
"Individuals had no concept that there was a floor ground within the friendship middle," mentioned Lissy Savela, amenities supervisor. "We’ve got additionally added extra parking for the disabled and the aged."
Savela additionally mentioned that those that have passes and need to swim laps and do water aerobics courses, supply a time phase from Monday to Saturday at SCERA swimming pools. Those that need to swim round or take courses can come from Monday to Friday from 6 to 9 a.m. and on Saturdays from 7 to 10 a.m.
"SCERA swimming pools will stay open after Labor Day for many who go across the water solely so long as the climate permits," Savela mentioned.
"We need to make certain the general public has the absolute best expertise," mentioned Hirst. "We name it whole friendship."