South Rome Senior Center, 112 Ridge St., is opening its doors, which have been shuttered since March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, starting at 10 a.m. Friday, June 4.
In a joint announcement on May 20, Mayor Jacqueline M. Izzo and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri officially reopened their respective senior centers, as well as their city halls, beginning June 1.
The re-opening plans follow conversations with local and public health officials. In regards to re-opening senior centers, both Izzo and Palmieri said they have been “extensively engaged” with health officials since last fall, as the issue involved the most vulnerable COVID-19 population.
In order for senior centers to re-open, they had to craft re-opening safety plans and implement appropriate measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
Residents are still encouraged to call the respective senior center they usually attend to learn more about the days and hours of operation, and what programming will be available.
South Rome Senior Center will begin hosting activities again with bingo at 1 p.m. starting June 4. Also starting on Friday, officials said the Ridge Street center will be open regular hours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays. Bingo will be played at 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.