We have redesigned and rebuilt a brand new Ashburton Seniors Centre with the aim of creating a space that is easily accessible, and better suited to deliver the activities and services that benefit seniors in our community.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the official opening of the new Ashburton Seniors Centre was held virtually. View the virtual opening in the video below.
Construction is now complete.
About the project
Ashburton Seniors Centre was completely redeveloped to enhance and support the lifestyles of hundreds of over 55s that use the centre each week. The new building features spaces that are easily accessible to deliver the many activities and services the community needs.
The former building was over 50 years old and could longer meet the growing and changing needs of over 55s in the community. The building layout did not allow for flexible activity spaces and the lower level was not suitable for activities for older people.
The new fit-for-purpose centre is a contemporary and accessible facility, providing opportunities for older residents to form social connections and participate in life-long learning, both of which can have tremendously positive effects on an individual’s overall health and wellbeing.
The new building includes:
- a large hall
- dining room
- four activity spaces
- large kitchen
- administration area
- two kitchenettes
- storage areas
- outdoor courtyard complete with outdoor kitchen
- Meals on Wheels distribution point
- scooter charging stations