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City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department to Reopen Adult Activity Centers After COVID-19 Closures

Post Date:06/19/2020 4:18 PM

OCALA, Fla. (June 19, 2020) – After closing facilities in March due to COVID-19, the City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will reopen the Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center, 210 NW 12 Ave., and the Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center, 830 NE Eighth Ave., to the public on Monday, June 22. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Adult activity centers provide an opportunity for adults 50 years of age and older to participate in educational programs, remain physically active, socialize and learn about community resources or receive referrals for services. Programming availability will be limited to allow proper social distancing, and activities such as bingo, line dancing, crafts, and table-top games will be provided.

Health screenings will take place before entering the facility and hand sanitizer will be provided. In accordance with current recommended health guidelines, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all visitors to the adult centers must wear a face covering and adhere to a physical distance of six feet apart.

For more information about scheduled programs, call the Eighth Avenue Adult Activity Center at 352-629-8545 or the Barbara Gaskin Washington Adult Activity Center at 352-629-8357.

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