Letter to the Editor: Senior program post fulfills ongoing need

The Chevy Chase Community Center is located at Connecticut Avenue and McKinley Street NW. (Brian Kapur/The Current/January 2017)

It was wonderful to read in The Current’s June 7 issue about Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh including $75,000 in the budget for a senior program manager at the Chevy Chase Community Center.

On behalf of all the Club 60+ seniors, I would like to thank her. We are so glad that she has responded to our request.

Club 60+ was started four years ago by former advisory neighborhood commissioner Carolyn Cook to provide seniors with free exercise classes taught by the YMCA. Ms. Cook recognized the need and after a lot of time, work and effort was able to bring the classes to the Chevy Chase Community Center. But with no program manager, the program has lacked leadership and follow-through.

Thank you very much, Council member Cheh, for bringing us this needed resource.

Loretta Kiron, Chevy Chase