The Town of Newtown’s new Community and Senior Center opened its doors after a July 19, 2019 ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by local officials, community leaders, and nearly 200 residents and new members.
Speakers from the event featured First Selectman Dan Rosenthal, Former First Selectman Pat Llodra, and Matt Arienello, Director of the community center, who said “...May the Community Center be a home built on the foundation of remembrance, framed in a sense of acceptance, inclusivity, and unity as strong as the community which it serves.” The new 35,210-SF facility designed by QA+M Architecture gives residents centralized access to community activities in a contemporary environment, doubles the space of the previous facility, and exponentially increases the services offered. The Newtown Community Center includes an arts and crafts room, six multi-purpose activity rooms to accommodate activities ranging from music to group gatherings, a commercial kitchen, a 5,000-SF banquet room, a six-lane, 25-yard pool, a zero-entry activity pool, and outdoor connections to the surrounding area of the Fairfield Hills campus. The separate Senior Center of 9,450-SF will cater to seniors’ programs and activities and strive to enhance and expand the current program offerings.
Town of Newtown
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