How will seniors benefit from the City partnering with the YMCA?

The seniors will be able to attend the City's senior programming AND the senior programming at The Center. The YMCA has already determined what works well for senior programming and services through their many years of experience running recreational facilities.  As an example, the YMCA’s Silver Sneakers program, which would provide many, if not most, eligible seniors with a greatly reduced or free membership rate. Additionally, the YMCA will offer senior-only programming such as water aerobics, exercise classes, potlucks, various classes such as art and ceramics (using the City's pottery kiln within the facility), book and game clubs, and much more. Additionally, the popular senior dances will be moved to the larger space within The Center as soon as the building is able to host this event. 

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1. Why is the City of Bedford considering outsourcing the operational side of The Center?
2. How would the City be affected financially if it had to operate the Center?
3. What are the rate benefits if the City chose the YMCA to operate the Center?
4. Why are other rec centers able to provide lower rates to their residents than Bedford has proposed for the Center?
5. How will seniors benefit from the City partnering with the YMCA?
6. Will the City still have its senior programs at Old Bedford School?
7. Will any City of Bedford employees be negatively affected by the YMCA operating the Center?
8. How long is the initial operations agreement between the City and YMCA?
9. How will the City of Bedford hold the YMCA accountable?
10. What happens if the City no longer wants the YMCA to operate the Center?
11. What is the YMCA responsible for at The Center?
12. Does the City or the YMCA own the fitness equipment at the Center?
13. What will happen to the existing YMCA building?
14. How is the YMCA incentivized to grow The Center’s membership?
15. Since any YMCA member is able to use The Center, is there a concern members from outside Bedford would overrun the facility?
16. Will The Center still have day passes for anyone wishing to use the aquatic facilities for a day?
17. Will the community be able to rent rooms at The Center?
18. Will the YMCA be responsible for planning/conducting the City’s special events?