LOEL celebrates renovation and 35 years of service
Tracy Williams, third from right, cuts a ribbon held by Bea
Gorman, center, and other LOEL Center board members and staff
during a 35-year celebration on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011.
- LOEL Center and Gardens at a glance
- The LOEL Foundation was started in 1976 by William Holz. With
an initial $100,000 bequest, the Foundation was born. The first
LOEL site was located at the Hotel Lodi on School Street.
- In 1978 the center expanded when Holz purchased a vacant church
on South Washington Street.
- Originally, Holz focused solely on having the center be a site
dedicated to nutrition for senior citizens. But, the center now
serves as an educational, social and health needs hub for the Lodi
Posted: Friday, September 16, 2011 12:00 am
Updated: 8:08 am, Fri Sep 16, 2011.
Roughly 50 community residents and staff members gathered at the
LOEL Center and Gardens on Thursday afternoon to not only
commemorate the facility’s 35 years of service, but also to
celebrate a major renovation project that has given the center a
The center, a senior activity facility that opened in 1976, just
wrapped up a $500,000 renovation project that included adding a new
kitchen to the facility, a remodeled activity room, and new floors,
doors and windows.
Friday, September 16, 2011 12:00 am.
Updated: 8:08 am.