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Partnership brings new services for seniors at Gwen Cherry Park

caines | 9/27/2012, 5:30 a.m.

Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, and the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department, together with partners Urban Strategies, Jesse Trice Community Health Center and the Gwen Cherry Park Foundation recently kicked off the Energetic and Engaged Seniors Program at Gwen Cherry Park in Liberty City. More than 100 residents age 55 and older participated in the kick-off celebration of the senior program. The senior program at Gwen Cherry Park is now open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program features a walk-with-ease component, computer lessons, arts and crafts and refreshments. The Energetic and Engaged Seniors Program is part of my commitment to provide quality programming and services to our seniors, Monestime said. Our seniors have invested so much in this community over the years. And for that the entire community is thankful. He added that the new program is a wonderful opportunity for area seniors to have fun, mingle and experience some ways to become more active and fit.