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Ground Breaks on 'Green' Senior Center

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Age does not preclude an eco-savvy lifestyle. That's at least for the seniors who will use the city's newest Senior Center for the East Valley, slated for Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Park. The East Valley Senior Center just broke ground this morning and when it opens, it's sustainable design will include energy saving systems, waste recycling, and an environmentally friendly air conditioning system that should help the building fall under one of the LEED categories, according to Councilwoman Wendy Greuel's office. The building will also be efficient in another way: it merges programming and services from Recreation & Parks and Aging under one roof.