On Monday, an estimated 150 residents joined Hillsborough County officials to celebrate the recent renovation of the Lee Davis Community Resource Center at 3402 N 22nd St.
Modernized for improved functionality, safety and cleanliness, the center houses several County department services and programs, including Aging Services, Health Care Services, Head Start, Library Services and Social Services.
The health care offerings include exercise equipment, a group fitness room and wellness classrooms where nutrition and exercise programs can be conducted.
Library services will come with on-site staff that will help residents access the internet, use Microsoft Office programs, and print, scan, and copy documents.
Additionally, there will be two on-site community partners in the center: Derrick Brooks Charities and the Sickle Cell Association of Hillsborough County.
The center also features the Queen R. Miller Suite. In the 1970s, Miller chaired the Lee Davis Health Consumer Council. It was her advocacy and work with local government and members of the business community that led to the creation of the resource center.
The suite that bears her name will be a space for community members to gather and hold meetings. It'll be particularly effective for seniors to receive congregate meals and participate in other Aging Services programs and activities
Miller, now 90 years young, spoke at the celebration on Monday. She has served as a community advocate for six decades.
Hillsborough County Commissioner Les Miller (no relation) also spoke at the event.
The county started the $2.8 million renovation in 2016 and completed it this past summer.