On Sept. 13, Levy Senior Center Foundation board members, Mayor Daniel Biss, City staff, friends and family gathered for a special dedication of the new Bobby’s Room at the Levy Senior Center.
Formerly the Linden Room, Bobby’s Room was a labor of love and a community effort. Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Levy Senior Center Foundation, the City of Evanston, the talented architects Krista Gliva and Ryan Docken from Ross Barney, local businesses and nonprofit partners and to all of the generous donors, Bobby’s Room is a state-of-the-art space. Including enhanced audio and visual capabilities, new electric partitions and improved flooring for safety and comfort.
“The Levy Senior Center is a way to bring people together, a way to bring people out of isolation, a way to create a gathering space, a communal space, a collaboration space and a together space and that’s a wonderful thing. What’s been done with Bobby’s room is a wonderful creation with the modernization of the room and new technology that will create even more opportunity to do meaningful things together.” – Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss
Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss speaking before the ribbon cutting.
Levy Senior Center Foundation Board President Judy Newton
Ann Rainey and Carole Levy; Crowd listens to remarks
Edie Patou; Leaves for the donor wall
Jerdine Nolan; Evanston Parks and Recreation Board Karen Hawke, LSCF Board member Hugo Rodriguez and Dianne Schuyler
Mayor Daniel Biss officially cuts the ribbon; Newly installed Walter Burt Adams paintings
Bobby's Room architect Krista Simons Gliva; Amy Kellogg, Levy Senior Center and Shane Cary, City of Evanston; Attendees admire the newly installed plaque.
Donna Frett, Evanston Garden Club; Kim Hoopingarner, Northlight Theatre; Kathie Hayden, Chicago Botanic Garden; Bouquet by Inspire Though Flowers
Bouquets were donated to the event by Inspire Through Flowers; Guests enjoy refreshments
Ruben Carrazana and Christina Lepri from Northlight Theatre; Vernon Clark at piano
Levy Senior Center regulars; Inspire Though Flowers Volunteers
Levy Staff Amy Kellogg and Tim Carter; Attendee at the refreshment table