The Baker Senior Center Naples has finally opened a new building that has been in the works for five years.
“It’s bright, it’s big, it’s so spacious,” said Grace Chen, a fitness instructor at the center.
“The building itself is 30,000 square feet,” said Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, CEO of the Baker Senior Center Naples. “We chose this land because most of our seniors lived in close proximity to these [zip] codes.”
Faffer runs the nonprofit and is the visionary behind the building. The center opened in 2014, leasing the space to offer a weekly hot lunch and bring our older population together. Once word spread about the $60 annual membership and camaraderie the center fosters, the memberships increased, and soon it was bursting at the seams.