Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll Announces Opening of Mayor Jean Levesque Community Life Center

New CLC will open to the public on Monday, September 10; grand opening celebrations planned for September 21-22

Mayor Kim Driscoll today announced that the new Mayor Jean Levesque Community Life Center will open to the public on Monday, September 10, 2018. All of the City’s Council on Aging, Recreation, and Veterans’ Services offices, including all programming currently held at the old senior center at 5 Broad Street, will be relocated to the new facility at 401 Bridge Street effective September 10. The final day that 5 Broad Street will be open to the public will be Friday, August 31. The 5 Broad Street building will be sold by the City later this fall.

On Tuesday, September 4 and Wednesday, September 5, all Council on Aging and Recreation programs, including meals, will take place at the Winter Island function hall. No programs or services will be provided on Thursday, September 6 and Friday, September 7.

All COA, Recreation, and Veterans’ Services telephone numbers will continue to be operational during the relocation, and also at 401 Bridge Street after September 10.

While the building at 401 Bridge Street will officially open to the public on September 10, the grand opening celebrations at the new Mayor Jean Levesque Community Life Center will take place on Friday September 21 and Saturday September 22. The complete list and schedule of programs, events, and activities for the grand opening will be released later this summer.

“I am so excited to announce the official grand opening of the Mayor Jean Levesque Community Life Center,” said Mayor Driscoll. “This is the first-class 21st century facility that Salem seniors, families, and all residents have long awaited and greatly deserve. With ample program space, exercise room, a bright and welcoming great room, lounge, library, café space, and more, Salem’s CLC will be a leading community center space in Massachusetts. For years – decades, even – Salem has long sought a new home for our COA, veterans, and park and recreation programs and staff. Thanks to the hard work of many people, both affiliated with the City and with the team who built the CLC, we are finally ready to open the doors on this long-awaited facility.”