Loudoun County’s fifth senior center is set to open to the public June 21, bringing a multifaceted facility that will serve active adults ages 55 to 100.
Lynn Reid, the director of the Loudoun County Agency on Aging, said she is “tremendously excited” to open the new county-owned and operated 16,000 square foot center in Ashburn.
“As with our other senior centers, the Ashburn Senior Center will provide multiple socialization, recreational, wellness/fitness, educational and volunteer opportunities, through a myriad of programs and activities,” Reid said.
Situated on a five-acre wooded site on Marblehead Drive, the $9.5 million center has a small gymnasium, a large multipurpose room with an adjoining commercial kitchen, exercise/fitness room, classrooms, game room, club room, computer lab, as well as arts and craft rooms.
Claire Smith, communications manager for Loudoun County Parks and Recreation, said one of the unique features at the center are pickleball courts, a sport which has been growing in popularity.
In addition, there are exterior areas which have been designed as an extension to the classroom spaces so activities can flow inside and out, Smith said.
In 2009, the Board of Supervisors approved an initial plan for a senior center to be built in the future to serve the greater Ashburn area.
In 2017, the future 5-acre site of the Ashburn Senior Center on Marblehead Drive was donated to the county by Toll Brothers, the developer of the Regency at Ashburn, an adjacent neighborhood for residents aged 55 years and older.
“We are very grateful for the support we receive from Loudoun County government in bringing this and other unmatched facilities to the citizens of Loudoun County,” Reid said.
A grand opening ceremony will be held on June 17 at 10:30 a.m. Following the ceremony, the center will open to the public for tours of the facility, program demonstrations and entertainment until 3 p.m. The center will remain open for tours and membership sales until 5 p.m. Normal hours of operation and programming begin June 21.