Please note, patient visitors will be limited to no more than one for the patient’s entire hospital stay or visit. Children under the age of 18 will no longer be allowed as visitors. For more information on our ongoing response to COVID-19 in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and Central Florida, visit our coronavirus website.Click to learn more
As a result of the recent Executive Order from the office of the Governor of the State of Florida and out of an abundance of caution and concern for our patients during the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have postponed the scheduling of elective surgeries and procedures until further notice. This helps us minimize the chance of infection for our patients and staff, conserves the use of personal protective equipment and maintains resources for those who might become critically ill in the future. We will resume scheduling elective surgeries and other procedures once the situation improves. Please reach out to your primary health care provider if you have any questions or concerns.
SENIOR RECREATION CENTER UPDATE
Our goal during this time of concern around COVID-19 is to keep you up-to-date on any changes to the schedule at the Senior Recreation Center. Effective Monday, March 16 at 2 p.m., the Senior Recreation Center will close until further notice. If you are a participant of the Congregate Meal Site Program, or Meals on Wheels, which takes place at the Senior Recreation Center, you will be contacted separately with more information. We will continue to monitor the information and send out updates as new information becomes available.
Located in Gainesville, the Senior Recreation Center is a 17,000-square-foot recreation and activity center. ElderCare of Alachua County and other community agency staff coordinate enriching and enjoyable programming for local seniors at the center.
It exemplifies the state’s definition of a multi-service senior center, in part, by offering a comprehensive array of programs and services to meet the diverse needs of younger baby boomers, older seniors and their care givers.
The City of Gainesville’s support of the center includes assistance with project development, provision of the location for the facility, maintenance of the grounds and a regional transportation system. ElderCare runs the day-to-day operations and programs for the center.
The Senior Center allows seniors in our area to partake in health education, preventative screenings, physical fitness activities, arts and cultural activities, nutritional services, social and volunteer opportunities and so much more.
In addition, the Senior Center is available to rent for your next event. Available spaces include the ballroom which seats approx. 200, classrooms, and other meeting spaces. We also have a full kitchen available for use. Price per hour ranges from $50 - $150, depending on spaces used.
For more information, please call ElderCare at 352-265-9040.
For More Information
To obtain a copy of your medical records from Senior Recreation Center, please contact 352-265-9040.
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Insurance acceptance varies between physicians and locations and is subject to change. To confirm that a specific physician will accept your insurance, please contact the practice using the telephone numbers listed at the top of the page. A representative will be happy to assist you.
Financial AssistancePatients who lack insurance coverage or are unable to pay their portion of the healthcare services they receive may qualify for financial assistance based upon their income level.
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