Senior Wellness Center Project

In early 2006, an advocacy group made up of citizens and Inkster Senior Services began working with the City Administration to examine the possibility of establishing a Senior Center. Later that year, a mileage was passed to provide services in the area of Recreation, Parks, Senior Services and the Summer Festival.

It should be noted that the millage was for "operations and service" only and did not include funding for construction or development.

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This information is intended to provide a general overview of the project. Please provide feedback on any updates or corrections. 
  1. 2008

    The advocacy group began research and fundraising endeavors. The lead entity, Inkster Senior Services is a non-profit entity partly funded by the City of Inkster, through the Parks and Recreation Department.

  2. 2009

    Per City Council direction, $150,000 was set aside from 2009-2010 budget for the Senior Center. During this fiscal year, $65,000 was spent on architectural services and design.

  3. 2010

    City Administration submitted a request for consideration of federal appropriations, through Senator Carl Levin’s and Congressman Dingell’s offices

  4. 2011

    Theola Jones, the City’s Director of Planning, Building and Economic Development and the City’s Special Projects Manager met with the Director of Services for Older Citizens (SOC) in Grosse Pointe and the Director of the Neighborhood Club to further discuss their successes and failures and to establish strategies on moving our effort forward.