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Committee Recommends Site for New Munday Senior Center

A panel recommends putting it at Moreland Park, next to the Owensboro Sportscenter.
It's already home to the sports center and a tennis center. Now, a panel is recommending Owensboro's Moreland Park be the home of a new Elizabeth Munday Senior Center. It would replace the current senior center just off of 2nd street.

The Munday Center's been a center of activity for seniors for decades.

"It's been a big benefit to all of us.," says Henry Williams of Owensboro.

For some, it's a center of fun and the epicenter of their frustrations.

"It's hard to heat. It's an old building," says Bill Setzer of Owensboro. But those frustrations could be a thing of the past soon.

"We hope to achieve a wow factor."

The Senior Center Advisory Committee recommends building a two-story, 37,500 square foot complex at Moreland Park, and putting it next to the Sportscenter near the center of the city.

"Moreland Park is in a good location between low-income neighborhoods and high-income neighborhoods. It can draw a mix, a variety of people," says committee co-chair Gary Adams says the more than $8 million project would have more room for activities and more room to change.

"What could happen is there could be a surge in serving elderly baby boomers in the future, but in 25 years it can convert to a general community center because they project there could be a decline in people of that age group," Adams says.

"We looked at the location where we'd possibly be, and it was a very good location we feel like," Setzer adds.

Adams says the next step would be to present their recommendation to Owensboro city and Daviess County officials.
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