A Nov. 28 press release announced the program's move from West End Theater located at 300 E. Main St. on Dec. 31, 2001.
Jerry Passmore, director of the Orange County Department of Aging, said the program has now relocated to the Century Center of Carrboro. Its full name has been changed to Carrboro Recreation and Parks Senior Leisure Program at Century Center.
The Century Center, a new building located at 100 N. Greensboro St., is within walking distance from the ArtsCenter. It opened in March 2001.
Passmore said the department of aging opted to terminate the lease with the ArtsCenter to provide better services and more spacious facilities for seniors.
He added that the services previously offered at the ArtsCenter will be improved with the move to the Century Center.
"In comparison to our former program, we have much more of a variety of activities now," Passmore said.
"The program that we had (at the ArtsCenter) offered arts and crafts, a luncheon, occasional speakers, day trips and shopping, all with arranged transportation."
Passmore said the program will be able to expand on those activities because they will have access to space throughout the day, instead of the former 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. ArtsCenter program.
Passmore added that the department will be working closely with the town of Carrboro for future senior facilities.