New technology is now at the fingertips of Harbour’s Edge residents. On August 1, dozens of residents and team members met for the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony of the new Lifelong Learning Center. The new spaces and technologies are designed to meet the needs and wants of today’s seniors and generations to come.
The area includes a media room, along with video, conference and business centers, computer technology and more.
The vision of the Lifelong Learning Center is to transition from its original 29-year-old library into a new, more engaging space with an expanded theater for more sophisticated performances and bigger events. The community donated nearly 5,000 books from its old library to residents and local charities, so the center can make way for more digital technology, as older adults continue to develop more tech-savvy skills.
Former library chair resident Eleanor Butts, 102, started volunteering at the library 14 years ago. She, along with the current library chair, Charlene Miletta, helped in the ribbon cutting.
The expansion is part of a $20 million renovation project that enhances community amenities to best serve the dynamic population of area seniors, including their thirst for continued educational opportunities and interactive events.
The final phase of the community’s renovation project is expected to be completed later this year. It includes a transformation of the fitness and wellness areas, and a complete upgrade of the interior design throughout the main common areas.