Optum NM medical assistant Jana Lee checks University of New Mexico mascot Lobo Lucy’s blood pressure Tuesday during an open house event celebrating Optum New Mexico’s new Community Center, 4010 Montgomery Blvd. NE.

The center, which offers free wellness classes, events, and a state-of-the-art gym to area residents age 55 and older, is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Lucy, who received a clean bill of health, was reminding seniors and their families about the importance of staying active and having routine medical exams.