Shusterman announces $32,975 grant awarded to area senior center
PHOENIXVILLE, June 24 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, announced today the Senior Adult Activity Center of Phoenixville was awarded a $32,975 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
The grant is part of the department’s $2 million 2019-20 Senior Community Center Grant Program, which aims to help centers increase participation and programming, attract a new generation of older adults, and provide a safe and healthy environment for participants.
“Phoenixville’s Senior Adult Activity Center provides residents with the tools that they need to lead healthy, productive lives and embrace the aging process,” Shusterman said. “They’ve been a staple to our senior community even as they were closed during the pandemic because they regularly provided meals to seniors in need. This facility is so deserving of this grant as they’ve demonstrated that they truly care about their patrons and go above and beyond to provide them with the critical services that they need through thick and thin.”
For more information on senior community centers and other services and programs offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, visit aging.pa.gov.