Work began on $7.6M senior center in Springfield

The two story senior center is named in honor of 73-year-old Raymond Jordan

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A city-wide senior center has been in the planning stages in Springfield for 30 years.

Work finally began today on the 7.6 million dollar senior center at blunt park not far from Central high school.

The two story senior center is named in honor of 73-year-old Raymond Jordan, the former state representative and President Bill Clinton’s Regional Housing Director.

Jordan’s thrilled to have the senior center bear his name.

“This is very humbling to me, very, very special occasion, and I appreciate it so much Springfield has done so much for me, that I contributed a little back to Springfield,” said Jordan.

Jordan told 22News that once the Springfield senior center opens in early 2018, he’ll become a fixture there every morning in the exercise room.

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