Pottstown Active Adult Center Wins Repair Grant

POTTSTOWN PA – A $9,050 grant to repair and seal the parking lot outside the Tri-County Area Active Adult Center, 288 Moser Rd., has been awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Senior Community Center Grant Program, state 146th District Rep. Joe Ciresi announced.

The project also includes maintenance, re-painting and grading work. It’s expected to create a safer and more resilient surface and improve convenience for the more than 200 older adults who visit the center daily.

“The parking lot upgrades made possible thanks to this funding will make sure that the TRAAC’s facilities, including my satellite constituent services office, are accessible and safe for all visitors,” Ciresi said. “Many of my constituents rely on the programming and services available” through the center, he added.

The center is among 60 senior community centers in the state to share in $2 million of funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery through the Department of Aging. Grants may be used for updating and modernizing facilities, providing new health and entertainment programs, upgrading technology and enhancing marketing opportunities.

“Grants and support like this from state and local government continue to be critical to improving the senior centers that older adults count on to escape the isolation of their homes,” center Executive Director Brian Parkes said.

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