The City of Collins recently received a Mississippi Department of Health- Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. This Grant will be used to establish an Exercise Center at the Collins Senior Center in Collins for Senior Citizens and employees of the City of Collins. The Grant is focused on promoting a healthy “you” inside yourself.

The City of Collins Board of Aldermen are providing additional funding to help cover the expense of setting up the Exercise Center. Equipment has been selected with Senior Citizens and City Employees in mind. A security system will be installed in the Senior Center for the safety of the Seniors and Employees using the Center. It is expected that the Exercise Center at the Collins Senior Center will open soon. The Exercise Center will be open Monday through Friday, 9: a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for Senior Citizens.

Collins Mayor Hope Magee Jones said, “I am so excited we are adding this amenity to our City. To be able to offer this Exercise Center to our Senior Citizens and our City Employees is a joy. I would like to thank the MS State Department of Health for this boost in the right direction. In the near future, we will be establishing a Mayor’s Health Council. This council will help to plan events and activities that will promote a Healthier Collins. We deserve it.”