Save Lee Community Center!

Save Lee Community Center!

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Micki Birnett started this petition to Arlington County Board

(Picture is of my grandpa's 90th birthday celebration with all of his senior center friends and family!)

 

My grandpa (90) has been attending the Lee Community 55+ Program for 7 years ever since he and my late grandmother moved to Arlington from New York to be closer to his kids and assure they would have the assistance they needed as they got older. The Lee Community Center has not only allowed my grandpa the chance to make many new friends and connect more with his community, but also has enabled him to stay active while not leaving too far from his house. The Lee Community Center is just up the street from my grandpa's house which allows him to spend countless hours a day dancing, conversing, and playing games with the other members of the 55+ program!

Before my grandmother passed away attending the 55+ program was not part of my grandparents regular schedule. Being the loving man my grandpa is he spent his days caring for his wife and devoting every second of everyday to her. When she passed away my grandpa made sure to do one thing that has inspired me so much; he made sure to stay positive. Through what must of been one of the toughest times of his life he made sure to make new friends and connections. 

His friends at the Lee Center has made such an impact on not only him, but me as well. Every time I see him or talk to him on the phone he is always talking about what fun activities he did during the day or past week. My grandpa is happiest when he is with family or friends and I can see the great impact that it has had on him. 

My grandpa may soon be unable to drive if he can't pass his drivers license renewal test. We are sure his friends at Lee Community Center could pick him up on their way to the 55+ program and drop him off because of how close he lives to it, but if the senior programs at the Lee Center are in danger of being terminated it will not be so simple for my grandpa to enjoy his dances and games with his senior center friends. Asking my grandpa and other seniors to adjust to changes is unfair at their age. Save the Lee Center!

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