Topping Out Celebration of Senior Wellness Center planned

Event happening at 1p.m. 11/30/2022

The Norman Forward Senior Wellness Center project hits a milestone this week as community members will come together to witness and celebrate one of the last pieces of steel to be placed in the facility’s frame at a Topping Out Ceremony.

“We are excited to welcome the community to celebrate this project milestone with us, which we hope to follow with a ribbon-cutting next fall,” said Jason Olsen, City of Norman Parks & Recreation Director. “The Senior Wellness Center furthers the citizen-initiated Norman Forward mission to fund and create quality of life projects for our community.”

Residents are welcome to sign the piece of steel to be placed in the building at the southwest corner of N. Findlay Avenue and Johnson Street on 11/29/22 from noon to 5 p.m. The ceremony to place the beam will take place in the same location at 1p.m. on 11/30/22. Parking is limited on-site; residents and visitors should park on the street or at the hospital and walk up to the site.

The total approved project budget for the 30,000 sq. ft. Senior Wellness Center is $12.4 million. Amenities will include a walking track, warm saltwater pool, multipurpose rooms for classes and exercise, multiple classrooms for art, a strength training area and a teaching kitchen.

Questions may be directed to the Department of Parks & Recreation at 405.366.5472.