Eau Claire (WQOW) - It is a popular destination for Chippewa Valley seniors and it is about to get a lot bigger and better.
Ground was broken on Tuesday morning for an addition to the L.E. Phillips Senior Center.
As WQOW has reported, the expansion will include a ground-level, 4-thousand square foot fitness facility, alongside additional parking and a lower-level remodel.
Mary Pica-Anderson, executive director of the senior center, said the $3 million expansion was made possible by a match grant from the L.E. Phillips Family Foundation.
"We all know this population loves to be active, they love to be engaged," Pica-Anderson said. "Because of that, our center will be able to expand to an increase in programming whether it is health and fitness, [or] our educational programs so their brains continue to work, so it's an ability to meet the needs of the aging population as they navigate through growing old."
Construction is expected to be completed in April or May.