Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers, Inc. (CMSC) Agrees to Merge
with Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department (Park and Rec)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers, Inc. (CMSC), a non-profit United Way agency that has been serving seniors in the region since 1983, today announced that it will merge with the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department (Parks and Rec). The merger, which is expected to be completed by this fall, has been approved by both the CMSC board of directors and the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners.
Under the merger agreement, CMSC Centers at Tyvola Road, Shamrock and North Mecklenburg will continue to operate as part of new senior services program in the Community and Recreation Center Division of Park and Rec. In addition, the health and wellness program at the Bette Rae Thomas County Recreational Center currently operated by CMSC would continue under Park and Rec.
“I, along with our entire board of directors and executive director, strongly believe that the merger of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Senior Centers with the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is in the best long-term interest of all older adults who live in Mecklenburg County,” said Rosanna Tsavdar, president of the CMSC board of directors. “We will be working closely with the county in the months ahead to ensure a seamless transition of our centers to Park and Rec so that current programs and services to our seniors will not be interrupted.