A vibrant hub for community wellness
Changing community needs prompted the Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCA of greater Waterville at the Alfond Youth Center to add programs centered around healthy lifestyles for people of all ages. Particular emphasis is on supporting healthy families through activity, nutrition and community engagement.
The renovations included reorganizing the center’s main lobby to facilitate access to existing and new programs, reconfiguration of locker rooms to create youth and family lockers, design of a wellness suite to accommodate a partnering health care provider, and updates to the center’s kitchen and cafeteria. Security and life-safety improvements were also upgraded. Additions to the building provide new adult wellness and fitness studios, an elevated exercise track, a multi-purpose gymnasium and common gathering spaces.