Wayne Senior Center May Move

The organization that caters to senior citizens is in talks with Radnor Township about moving into its space.

The Wayne Senior Center and Radnor Township are exploring the possibility of moving the senior citizen organization into the underused municipal building.

Radnor's township building is operating at "an inefficient 39% utilization rate," which includes the use by its tenant of two years PAISBOA, said manager Bob Zienkowski.

"The inefficient use coupled with the extraordinary expense for constructing and maintaining this building has kept us looking for ways to offset our day-to-day operating expenses for this facility," Zienkowski told Radnor Patch.

No definitive decision has been made, he said. Background work is required in addition to ensuring that the center’s activities would work in the space that would be available.

"Parking and access are just a few issues that would have to be considered as we explore this opportunity with the Wayne Senior Center," Zienkowski said.

The center currently occupies a township-owned building on Station Road in downtown Wayne.

Wayne Senior Center executive director Susan Shapiro said they are "really excited about the possibilities."

What do you think about this idea? Tell us by commenting below.

Sara Pilling November 13, 2012 at 11:58 AM
A good idea to research in depth. First concern ... will it fulfill the mission of the Senior Center - do any of the current 'clients' use public transportation? Will a jitney be needed? Parking space at the Twp. building is already an issue - where can it be expanded? Certainly, the overcrowded parking situation in Wayne would be helped if the current building space was re-purposed into additional parking space! A final ?? - What's the % of Seniors who use the Center who are also Radnor residents?
Sam Strike (Editor) November 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM
All great questions. Thanks Sara.
I Lived Here for 25 Years & Finally Moved Out November 13, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Repurposing (in other words, tearing down) the Senior center might yield a dozen or so Parking spaces. Since the Township owns the current senior center, why not rent it out to a business downtown? The proximity to the train station offers quite a unique situation for the right business.
Mark November 13, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Charlie D.'s right. Good business location.
jovanna bevilacqua November 13, 2012 at 06:04 PM
If the Wayne Senior Center relocates we Fabio & Danny's Station Cafe will miss the energetic bridge players & Penn interns :) We will miss you all!
Lynn Q. Ellis November 13, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Move the skate board park & put in more parking for the Municipal Building's use. When I talked to the Senior Center guests, they said that they are from Upper Merion, Berwyn, Paoli, etc. Are the Township residents subsidizing any services for out of towners? I think the whole operation should be looked into.
Susan Silverberg November 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM
George Strimel, in the last couple of years purposed moving the Senior Center to where the Radnor Library is currently located and moving the library to where the Wayne Post Office sits. That would also get rid of the small drugstore is located, thus creating a business center and keeping everything in the center of town. Hasn't happened yet. What do other posters think of this idea?
Bob Adams November 13, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Is the twp going to chare the seniors they chare our kids to play on our fields I would not move it could be costly for our residents many are on a fixed income,
Radnortownship November 14, 2012 at 01:47 AM
So the Radnor Twp Municipal Building is only 39 % occupied? That is and was an INCREDIBLE WASTE OF TAX PAYER MONEY! Just imagine how much of YOUR money is wasted on a Federal Level! I think that the Commissioners that approved this WHITE ELEPHANT should have names on a plaque, right next to the toilet.


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