It is a name change which was not only backed by city council this evening but prior to it going to council by the senior citizens advisory board, Parks and Recreation Director John Simeon said.
The addition to the longstanding name of the facility on Jackson Street, located across from Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, follows current trends across the state to appeal to people 55 to 65, who are the largest growing segment of society. They are commonly referred to as Baby Boomers, the parks and rec department said in information contained in this evening’s agenda packet. “It is hopeful this name change will reflect and market to this age group so they can take advantage of the services being offered at our facility.”
Councilwoman Suetta Scarbrough, who was in on the initial discussions about the name alteration said, “People think it sounds like an old folks home.”
Simeon told council, “Some people feel like it’s an assisted living facility.”
Scarbrough said members of the Story family were OK with the addition.