The long-awaited North DeKalb Senior Center finally opened Thursday, providing exercise classes, computer education and other activities for residents.
The $5.2 million center, located in Chamblee, was originally approved in 2012, but construction problems stalled the project’s completion. DeKalb’s government hired a new contractor earlier this year to finish the job.
The facility includes an aerobic exercise room, multipurpose classroom, arts and crafts room, library, billiards room, game lobby, computer classroom, full-service catering kitchen and more.
“The center will serve as a welcoming gathering place where area seniors can learn new skills and participate in exciting activities,” said Interim DeKalb CEO Lee May in a statement.
The North DeKalb Senior Center is located at 3393 Malone Drive in Chamblee.