OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- Organizers say Leisure Lifestyles of Oxford was formed to provide programs for mature adults, those 50 and older.
The program promotes more than just health and wellness; it showcases a lifestyle of adventure that isn't just limited to younger generations.
Now the organization is adding a new element to the lifestyles it endorses by building a new activity room in the Oxford Activity Center.
"The activity center, I'm excited, because it gives us a place of ownership and it allows us to introduce into this community, that we are going to have a part in recreational programming," said director Debra Helms.
The old Karate room at the activity center is being renovated to act as the home of Leisure Lifestyle's recreational aspects and programs.
It will also give people a place to kick back and relax.
"We're actually adding computer labs, large screen televisions, refrigerators, stoves and microwaves," Oxford Activity Center Deputy Director Bubba Robinson said. "[It's] just a place where seniors can come and have coffee. We're also putting treadmills and workout stations in where they can come workout during the day. It's just a place they can call their own."
Debra Helms says this is just the beginning of what hopefully becomes a trend of inter-generational recreation.
"[It needs to be] a place you can go to where you have your grandkids involved in a program while your kids are in something [dealing with] young adults," Helms said. "And those of those who have earned the right to go recreated, will have somewhere as well."
"We're glad to have them. We're glad to see something started for them, something they can do to get out," Robinson said. "We have exercise classes for them so they are here every day, and this just gives them somewhere else they can go."
Completion of the new room is expected by mid-spring.