Coldest morning of the year (OK, OK: So this is only the third day of the new year, but at 25 degrees, it was frigid cold outside!) found us bundled and huddled at 10 a.m. at W.P. Jones Park for the new Duluth Active Adult Activity Building Ground Breaking Ceremony.
Duluth Parks & Recreation Director Kathy Marelle kicked off the ceremony, handing the first shovel to Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris. Duluth City Council members, city staff, and President of the Duluth FAB Senior Advisory Board Herb Link joined the mayor and Kathy in attempting to turn a bit of hard ground in honor of the occasion.
The W.P. Jones Active Adult Activity Building is actually quite a hot item: With 20% of the Atlanta metropolitan population expected to be 50 and over by the year 2030, planning for all the active adult citizens rounds out Duluth’s desire to provide for the needs of community members of all ages.
We concur: While we are baby boomers ourselves (and with Sheri being the secretary for the FAB Senior Advisory Board), we don’t really feel like we qualify yet for the “active adult” label, however, we do confess to taking advantage of any and all senior discounts that come our way!
We also know that a facility like this will definitely provide a positive place to actively socialize with our fellow boomers in the years to come. So, let’s see: In the year 2030, we will be…oh my gosh!