Omaha Chamber Celebrates $6.2M Expansion of Intercultural Senior Center
On March 19, the Intercultural Senior Center (ISC) (interculturalseniorcenter.org) commemorated the completion of its new home with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5545 Center St., hosted by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce. Speakers at the ribbon cutting included board of director emeritus Dr. Mary Lee Fitzsimmons and current board chair Cesar Garcia (DLR Group) with an open house for the public. This $6.2 million project began in June of 2018 and included renovation of the 22,000-square-foot building and an operating reserve. ISC’s new home offers areas for education, nutrition programs, exercise and wellness, case management, arts and crafts, and intergenerational activities. All of these vital services are made possible through partnerships with other community agencies and with the help of dedicated volunteers.
ISC was founded in 2009 to improve the dignity, quality of life, and physical well-being of seniors from around the world through advocacy, education, access to social services, and cultural enrichment activities that benefit the entire community. ISC’s vision is to lead Omaha in valuing the wisdom and experience of our diverse elders. The Intercultural Senior Center is a meal site for the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, and is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Please check their website at interculturalseniorcenter.org for an activity calendar and lunch schedule.