New multigenerational center opens in historic Albuquerque neighborhood

New multigenerational center opens in historic Albuquerque neighborhood

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A new center that will offer programs for Albuquerque residents, including youth, seniors, and adults, opened in one of the city’s legacy neighborhoods on Tuesday.

The Department of Senior Affairs held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Santa Barbara Martineztown Multigenerational Center, located at 1825 Edith Blvd. NE. The center includes a computer lab, a classroom, and a multipurpose space that can be converted into a pickleball court. The city said the facility will also offer direct access to city services.

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“A lot of generations have long awaited to be able to have something their folks can be able to come and enjoy their experiences here and make those connections.,” said Anna Sanchez, director of the Department of Senior Affairs. “The Department of Senior Affairs has not had a multigenerational center since 2011. That is a long time coming and a huge part to bring it to this historic neighborhood.”

Construction on the center started in June 2023 and cost around $5 million to complete. This is the third multigenerational center in the city with another being built near Cibola High School.

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