By Leslie Parker, Director of Environmental Services
Another milestone in Wake Robin’s Phase III construction is complete! The new Community Center meeting room opened in late November. During the first CUP of Conversation held within the space, Leslie Parker, Director of Environmental Services, and Meagan Buckley, Director of Resident and Health Services, highlighted the room’s new features to both residents and staff alike.
The multi-purpose meeting room offers a telecoil hearing loop, acoustical panels, a large projection screen for presentations and Blu-ray movies, plus custom lighting controls. Musical performances are enhanced by the Steinway grand piano that graces the stage and dances are expected to take full advantage of the 36’ by 24’ dance floor.
The Holiday Market recently used the new multi-purpose room to great success. Many Wake Robin committees look forward to utilizing the new space including the Wake Robin Singers choral group, the Hand Bell Ensemble, and English Country Dance. Popular annual events, such as the New Year’s Eve and Kentucky Derby parties, will also take advantage of this wonderful new room.
Peter Wilder, from Audio Visual Environments (AVE), worked extensively on the meeting room and offered the following insight: “Wake Robin’s multi-purpose meeting room and community space has been designed to facilitate education events with live presenters, dramatic presentations and video content. The loudspeakers have been engineered with considerable ‘headroom’ to offer crystal clear audio reproduction and vocal sound reinforcement, and the easy-to-use touch panel interface for room control simplifies the room’s operation. Finally, because the system is completely programmable and expandable, the room’s AV capabilities can adapt with minimal fuss and hassle.”
Wake Robin is a vibrant, engaged community with a rich history of supporting educational opportunities, social activities, and the performing arts. With the opening of the community center meeting room, we are extremely excited to have a new home to further enhance the resident experience.