Glenn Arthur has been a fixture of the Arnprior area so long that there are still those around who remember the 66-year old’s red (now white) hair that led to the lifelong nickname “Archie.”
It’s these personal and professional ties to the community —and of course the 35 years he spent as Director of Recreation for the Town of Arnprior—that make Arthur the ideal Coordinator of the new Senior’s Active Living Centre.
Arthur is excited to take on the new role and help get the SALC off the ground. As a recent retiree and former Junior hockey player who himself remains extremely active (he was heading out to play 18 holes of golf after our conversation), Arthur can easily understand the needs and realities of local seniors.
“We’re fortunate to live in an age-friendly community and the SALC will prove to be a wonderful resource to our membership,” he says.
Arthur will oversee the day-to-day operations, programming and activities at the SALC. He hopes his strong rapport with the people of Arnprior will help attract members to the SALC. “And once they’re in the door, they need to know they’ll be treated well, they’ll enjoy themselves and they’ll leave feeling good.”
The grand opening of the Seniors Active Living Centre is on October 1st, from 10 am to 2 pm, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11am. There will be membership sales and refreshments available. A shuttle will run from Shoppers Drug Mart and Giant Tiger.