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The Wellesley Community Center's Bridge Cafe - Social Services Campus Concept.

The Wellesley Community Center's Bridge Cafe - Social Services Campus Concept.

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  • 1. The place where Wellesley meets. Hub and Spoke Strategy Discussion A Social Services Campus Concept Proposal
  • 2. Our Key Beliefs A stand-alone senior center is needed in Wellesley An aligned team of service groups can get to an enhanced stand-alone senior center more quickly A 501 C3 collaborative model will minimize investment costs and ongoing operational costs Hub and Spoke idea leverages the collective strengths of all of our service groups bringing more benefits to all our users Let’s start with some background….. 2
  • 3. Imagine If We Worked Together….
  • 4. The Impact We Can Have
  • 5. This is Beyond Buildings and Parking… Collaborative Analysis New Models of Senior Centers1 >1500 news articles on community & senior centers Vision of Services for Campus Industry Expertise  Doug Gallow, Lifespan Design Studio  Peter Thompson, NISC, Executive Director, Senior Center, Inc.  COA Published Requirements  John Pynoos, Phd. of Gerontology, USC National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC) Research1 New Models of Senior Centers Taskforce Final Report”, March, 2009 1“
  • 6. Our research expanded our thinking …
  • 7. Which led back to building options… (shared with select stakeholders) PLAN I - 2008 PLAN II - 2010 PLAN III - 2011 Addition & Renovation Tear Down & Rebuild New & Separate Building Pros Pros Pros• Lowest Cost Option • Ground Level Access • Town Owned &• Fastest Track • Dedicated COA Floor Operated • 72 Spot Parking Structure Cons Cons• Renovation vs. New • Equity/Ownership Issues Cons • Higher Cost Estimated Cost Estimated Cost• $500,000 - $1.75 million • $5.5 million Estimated Cost (scope to determine) • $ Scope to Determine
  • 8. Plan I: Should we renovate WCC?
  • 9. Plan II: Should We Tear-down & Rebuild?
  • 10. Plan III: Should We Build Stand-Alone?
  • 11. The Emergence of Shared Campus Idea• Wellesley Friendly Aid• Wellesley Community Center• Wellesley Historical Society• Wellesley Service League• Wellesley Council on Aging
  • 12. Lead to a New Concept… A Stand-Alone Senior CenterConnected to WCC via a Bridge Cafe 12
  • 13. Plan View of Site 13
  • 14. Front View of Senior Center and Bridge Café / Covered Entry 14
  • 15. View of Bridge Café and Covered Drop Off Entry for Both Buildings
  • 16. 143 Space Campus Parking Lot viaRetaining Wall Filled Parking Area 16
  • 17. View of Proposed Courtyard and Senior Drop-off areas 17
  • 18. Why This Is Important? Standalone Center with Significant On-Site Parking Less Expensive to Build and Operate Privately* Removes Existing Design Constraints of Legion Site (inadequate parking, small site footprint, no access to larger event halls on-site) More Associative Program Offerings (intergenerational, special events, community clubs, civic groups that meet at the WCC) Hub & Spoke Campus (Part of Overall Town Design) Shared Revenue Models Are a Possibility (may be required in future) Focus service dollars on programs (versus non-value add costs) 18
  • 19. Our Key Beliefs A stand-alone senior center is needed in Wellesley An aligned team of service groups can get to an enhanced stand-alone senior center more quickly A 501 3 C collaborative model will (minimize investment) costs and ongoing operational costs Hub and Spoke idea leverages the collective strengths of all of our service groups bringing more benefits to all our users Let’s Explore The Advantages 19
  • 20. Seniors Will Enjoy Many of our “Community Spokes”Free Youth Programs: Camp Tapawingo Romance WritersBoy Scouts Eastern Massachusetts Compliance Auditors Seasons HospiceBrownies Foundations of Metro West Summer CampsCub Scouts Forward Motion Soccer Wellesley Womens ForumGirl Scouts Human Relations Services Tau Beta BetaHockey Selects Kid Stuff Pre K School American Needlepoint GuildWellesley Basketball Leukemia and Lymphoma Runners – Garden Club FederationWellesley High School Banquets (Team in Training) Wellesley RotaryWellesley Little League Mass Council on Family Mediation Wellesley Chamber of CommerceWellesley Girl’s Softball Mass. Judges Council Wellesley Conservation CouncilWellesley United Soccer Mass. Law Collaborative Wellesley Friendly Aid MASS Soccer Association Wellesley Hills Junior Womens ClubNon Profit Organizations: Mediator’s Seminar Wellesley Hills Womens ClubAlpha Kappa Alpha Service Organization Metro West Baptist Church Wellesley Service LeagueAsian Arts Society of New England NAAF Alopecia Support Group Wellesley Society of ArtistsAssociated Early Care and Education New England Swim Association Springwell Senior LunchBAYS (Boston Area Youth) Soccer Newton Wellesley Hospital Auxiliary Council on AgingBusiness Network International Quinobequin Quilters …a sampling of some of the groups that meet at the WCC 20
  • 21. Some Final Thoughts… We want the town to make an informed decision We want aligned thought leadership We want to explore opportunities for innovative and emerging models for providing services We want to anticipate the needs of tomorrow’s users 21