There is no question of Mayor Tom Hayden’s and the town’s commitment to Flower Mound seniors. When the town owned property on West Windsor became available, it was an answer to the issue of where to put a senior center. The property’s location within the TIRZ district was an answer to the funding for the center.
The town has supported the seniors with free dinners and parties, trips at no charge, free coffee and refreshments daily, free craft classes and many other activities. When the seniors were in need of a new bus, the town found funds to purchase the much needed bus.
The businesses in Flower Mound and the surrounding communities have supported the seniors and their programs. They have opened their pocketbooks and doors for seniors.
The move to the current Shirley Voirin Social Senior Center proved that the senior center needed to be located more in the center of town. It gave the program the opportunity to diversify its membership and develop a clearer focus of what it wants to be in the future.
The senior center is the bringing together of people that man the polls during elections, read to your children in school, cook and serve food in the soup kitchens, and welcome you as you enter the Flower Mound hospital.
The senior center is the place for obtaining tax help, Medicare questions, flu shots and a support system for the ever-changing lives of seniors. The senior center can be an education center for learning the changes in our world as technology changes lives for everyone.
Think of the senior center as a school for seniors. When you look at the floor plan for the new center, you see a world of new opportunities for seniors.
While each move for the seniors has been an improvement for the better, with funds from the TIRZ district, the new center would see the seniors’ dreams come true.
The town staff, Mayor, Town Council, businesses and the community supports seniors. Let’s all get behind the push for the senior center to be built on West Windsor Drive.
Mary Kay Walker
Flower Mound, TX