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Ward Tower Senior Social Center celebrates grand reopening with enhanced services

Miami-Dade community unveils revitalized space for active aging

The Miami-Dade community came together on June 7th to celebrate the grand reopening of the Ward Tower Senior Social Center. The event, hosted by Independent Living Community Services (ILCS) and Miami-Dade County Public Housing & Community Development, marked a significant milestone in the county's commitment to providing essential resources and a vibrant community space for its senior residents.

Renewed space, renewed opportunities

The Ward Tower Senior Social Center, located at 5301 NW 23rd Avenue in Miami, serves as a beacon of engagement and support for older adults in the area. The grand reopening ceremony officially unveiled the center's recent renovations, highlighting the county's dedication to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for residents of Ward Tower I and II, public housing facilities for Miami-Dade County's senior population, as well as older adults from the broader community.

The festivities kicked off with a facility tour at 11:30 am, allowing attendees to experience firsthand the newly refurbished space. The tour showcased the center's diverse offerings, specifically designed to enhance the well-being of older adults. From essential services like meal programs for Ward Tower residents to educational programs on diabetes management, the center fosters a holistic approach to senior wellness.

Ward Tower Grand Re-Opening Event

A range of programs for every need at Ward Tower Senior Social Center

The Ward Tower Senior Social Center offers a wide array of programs designed to meet the physical, social, and intellectual needs of its visitors. Senior wellness initiatives encourage active living with exercise and nutrition classes, while English and computer courses bridge the digital divide, empowering residents to stay connected in today's technology-driven world. Recreational activities like games, movies, knitting, and crocheting provide opportunities for socialization and enjoyment.

Following the tour, a senior resources fair provided valuable information on various services available to older adults in Miami-Dade County. The day culminated with a celebratory luncheon, fostering a sense of community and shared purpose.

The grand reopening ceremony was graced by the presence of prominent figures from the community. Deputy Director of Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development Mr. Clarence Brown and a dedicated advocate for seniors in Miami-Dade County Ms. Brenda Lampon, underscored the county's commitment to serving its aging population. Community Liaison for Commissioner Keon Hardemon Martha Whisby, and representatives from Independent Living Systems, including Ms. Josefina Carbonell (Senior Vice President and Chief Advocacy Officer) and Mr. Nestor Plana (Founder, Chairman, and CEO), highlighted the importance of collaborative efforts in supporting senior wellness.

The grand reopening of the Ward Tower Senior Social Center signifies more than just a physical renovation. It represents a renewed pledge by Miami-Dade County to create an environment where seniors can actively participate and thrive in society. The center's diverse programs and services offer vital support, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering social connections, and enriching the lives of older adults in the community. For further information, reach out to Independent Living Community Services at

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