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SPRINGFIELD, MO — The Springfield-Greene County Park Board announces the reopening of Northview Center, home to the Park Board’s programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Now through June 30, Northview is open 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m., Monday-Friday. Starting July 1, partner group SeniorAge resumes in-house lunch and dining room service, and Northview will be open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Northview fans and new friends are invited to a Welcome Back party Friday, June 18, 10:30-1:30 p.m. The party includes a free COVID vaccine clinic, presented by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, a concert by the 60’s Acoustic Guy, and indoor bingo, sponsored by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. Party details are at ParkBoard.org/Northview. For questions about the vaccine, or to fine additional free vaccine clinics, visit Vaccine417.com
Because many participants in Northview programs are at a higher risk for COVID complications, the facility remained closed for 15 months, but programs continued outdoors, including drive-through lunch pick-up, drive-in bingo, outdoor craft projects and other physically distanced activities. Northview seniors have also kept in touch through their Facebook group.
Senior programs now resuming include Line Dance, Tai Chi, Foot Clinic, Art in the Park and access to the billiards and fitness rooms. Accessible Recreation programs include Ceramics Class as well as continued crafts in parks pavilions and weekly disc golf at Oak Grove Park. Additional programs will be added.
Transportation is available through OATS and other bus services. OATS requests appointments 24 hours ahead of time, call 1-800-770-6287 ext. 6011 to schedule.
Northview Center offers a variety of programs for seniors age 55+ and Accessible Recreation for individuals with disabilities. There is no membership fee, although some programs have registration fees.
For more information, visit ParkBoard.org/Northview, ParkBoard.org/Accessible Rec or call 417-837-5808.
For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, or Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510.