Ciresi secures grant for Pottstown Tri-County Area Active Adult Center

POTTSTOWN, June 24 – State Rep. Joe Ciresi, D-Montgomery, today announced that a $9,050 grant has been awarded to Pottstown’s Tri-County Area Active Adult Center. The grant was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s Senior Community Center Grant Program.

“Many of my constituents rely on the programming and services available through the Tri-County Area Active Adult Center,” Ciresi said. “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.”

Funding secured through the grant will allow the Tri-County Area Active Adult Center to repair and seal its parking lot, in addition to maintenance, re-painting and grading work. Ciresi said the project will create a safer and more resilient surface and improve convenience for the more-than 200 older adults who visit the center daily.

“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,” TRAAC Executive Director Brian Parkes said. “Senior centers are evolving to serve the changing needs of older adults, helping them to stay active and independent while delaying expensive institutionalization. We and the seniors we serve are grateful for this generous support.”

TRAAC is one of 60 senior community centers in Pennsylvania to receive $2 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery through the Department of Aging under this grant announcement. These grants may be used for updating and modernizing facilities, providing new health and entertainment programs, upgrading technology and enhancing marketing opportunities. The full list of recipients is available here.

For more information, contact Ciresi’s office at (484) 200-8265.