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Elevate Parks & Recreation (Tree & Green

McAbee Center

Updated Mar 25, 2022

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The vision of Elevate Tuscaloosa is to establish McAbee Center as an elite wellness destination for actively aging adults. The City of Tuscaloosa is currently in discussions to establish the goals, amenities, and programming of the facility to best serve the community of Tuscaloosa. Updates will be provided here as the details take shape.

The McAbee Center houses PARA recreational amenities and programs, as well as the offices of FOCUS 50+. FOCUS 50+ provides a variety of activities and services to meet the needs of residents aged 50 and older, enabling them to remain active, independent, and healthy.  Programs include exercise, dancing lessons, card/board games, quilting, knitting, chess, singing groups, health education, financial planning, and holiday parties.

Goals and Impact
  • Establish McAbee Center as the wellness destination for actively aging adults

  • Identify goals, amenities, and programming that will achieve this mission

  • Provide elite services, programs, and facilities that contribute significantly to the quality of life of Tuscaloosa's residents aged over 50

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Elevate Tuscaloosa Fund: City funds dedicated to Elevate Tuscaloosa which are allocated to this project.

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External Funding: Amounts from sources outside of the city, such as grants, or donations from citizens or private companies.

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