On January 26, 2017 MPHA dedicated the Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center (formerly “Heritage Park” Health and Wellness Center) in North Minneapolis, along with invited guests and members of the public. Speakers included MPHA senior leaders, Board members, state lawmakers, and the three most recent Minneapolis mayors.

Mayors Hodges, Rybak, and Sayles-Belton

Minneapolis Mayors Hodges, Rybak, and Sayles-Belton

Resolutions arrived from the Minnesota State Senate and House of Representatives honoring McCorvey’s 25 years as MPHA’s first and only Executive Director, and both Mayor Betsy Hodges and Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton proclaimed the date “Cora McCorvey Day.” The emcee read a letter from U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar.

McCorvey retires from MPHA on February 10th. U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison sent a video in honor of the occasion:

 

And Cora concluded with the following comments:

A little more about the center:

The Cora McCorvey Health and Wellness Center serves as a hub of activity for area senior residents, featuring a wide variety of senior services and recreational opportunities. It is open to all seniors, including residents outside of the Minneapolis community. Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s primary objective is to serve participants 50 and above. This unique initiative brings together distinguished partners in one convenient space. Fore example, NorthPoint Health and Wellness provides clinic services; the YMCA of The Greater Twin Cities offers exercise classes tailored to older adults; Augustana Open Circle Adult Day Services offer activities designed to support individual identity and build connections. Learn more at the McCorvey Center’s web site.