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Langston University to Run MAPS Wellness Center

Students Set to Be Involved

By BRIAN BRUS The Journal Record

The third senior wellness center funded by the MAPS 3 sales tax will differ from the first two by incorporating medical students from Langston University.

Students taking classes in nursing, physical therapy and public health administration will have the opportunity to gain clinical experience at the center, said Alice Strong Simmons, the university’s associate vice president of academic affairs.

“We’re very excited to have that additional opportunity for our students to interact with the community,” she said. “We love the inter-generational aspects of that--although 50’s not very old in my opinion.”

Four senior wellness centers are planned under the voter-approved Metropolitan Area Projects temporary sales tax. The first is already being run by Healthy Living & Fitness Inc. at 11501 N. Rockwell Ave.; the second, which will be managed by North Oklahoma County Ment

al Health Center, is under construction at 4021 S. Walker Ave.

City Council members are expected to approve the initial contract terms with Langston Tuesday. David Todd, City Hall’s MAPS 3 program manager, said the terms of the deal are similar to those of the previous two centers, although details such as the building’s address have not been clarified. Public documents confirm the property has not been acquired yet....To Read More...subscribe to the blackchronicle newspaper