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Reopening of College Station's senior programs delayed

National Senior Citizen Day in CTX
Posted at 4:33 PM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 17:51:08-05

COLLEGE STATION, TX — On Jan 14., the City of College Station's Parks and Recreation Department announced, that their senior programs at the Lincoln Recreation Center, and Meyer Senior & Community Center, will be delaying their planned reopening.

This response, comes from the recent rise in COVID-19 hospitalization rates across Brazos County.

" As we’ve been making plans to reopen spaces, facilities, and programs, we’ve understood the harsh reality that phased re-openings aren’t an immediate return to normal operations." said Kelli Nesbitt, as the Parks & Recreation Marketing Coordinator for the City of College Station, in a statement released Thursday.

Originally stated to reopen Jan 19., the City of College Station want to reassure the public this does not mean senior programs will not be returning in Spring, later on this year of 2021.

"We’ll re-evaluate the program every two weeks, starting on Jan. 25. We’re also thinking about more outdoor programming to keep our senior demographic socially engaged and moving." wrote Nesbitt.

In her closing, Nesbitt wrote that while these may be very difficult times for the residents of College Station, to still seek out, and enjoy, one of the 54 developed parks currently still open to the public.

"We recognize the essential role we play in our community’s quality of life, especially during these challenging times. We are faithfully working to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities while responsibly addressing the COVID-19 outbreak." Nesbitt shared.

For more information about Park & Rec offerings from the City of College Station, local residents of the city are encouraged to contact officials at (979)-764-3486 or by emailing parks@cstx.gov