4:24pm

Tue April 17, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

Lexington Looks to Serve the Elderly

As more of Lexington’s population grows older and enters retirement, city leaders are looking for ways to better serve the elderly. The senior citizens center on Nicholasville Road needs a new roof and more room overall to serve meals and host activities. A task force is being organized to explore new programming options for older adults, all of which require a bigger facility.

“We gotta find a main area and let that be the main one. The one on Nicholasville Road I don’t feel is a good location. It’s right there off Alumni Drive and a lot of people can’t get in and out,” says Richard Moloney, Lexington’s Chief Administrative Officer.

Moloney says city leaders were recently approached by property owners looking to sell a building that’s around 50,000 square feet -- more than three times the size of the current senior citizens center.

“It really might fit what they need and we’re really excited about it. There’s still a lot of moving parts.”

The location of the property has not been released because of ongoing negotiations. The purchase would require the approval of the Urban County Council.