The community recreation center has become the new front porch for many Michigan seniors.
Gyms typically built with help from local governments have become a popular place to socialize as well as work out. On Aug. 7, Frankenmuth voters will consider whether to sell bonds to build a 60,000-square-foot recreation center in the Saginaw County community.
It would be for all ages, but supporters are emphasizing the benefits for older residents. Frankenmuth youth sports leader Chris Rittmueller tells The Saginaw News (http://bit.ly/LZcYEw) it "could easily become a community gathering place for seniors."
The Freeland SportsZone in Freeland is a good example. Sixty-eight-year-old Gary Garrecht is a regular and says you don't have to act like a 20-year-old to stay active.