Ribbon-cutting for Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Intergenerational Center in Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford was on the Eastern Shore Saturday, speaking at the ribbon-cutting for the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Intergenerational Center in Cambridge.
The center will serve as a retirement community for seniors, but also offer a childcare center for the community, bridging the gap between the two age groups and offering to program for both. Lieutenant Governor Rutherford tells us the center received nearly 5 million dollars of state funding to see this goal, and he hopes it can help those in the area access key services like transportation and physical therapy for older residents.
“The state has been really supportive of this working with Delmarva Community Services as well as county and state representatives to come in and bring this together,” Lt.Gov Rutherford said, adding, “When you can get these services all in one location you are then able to break down those barriers and provide support to a community that is in need of those multiple areas of support.”
He says for rural communities with longer driving distances and limited public transport, centers like this one can stand to help overcome issues of access.
The center will feature gardening, outdoor recreation, exercise, meditation, and therapeutic treatments.
Representatives from Delmarva Community Service tell us while the building is complete, it is still at least a year away from being open for enrollment.