Krueger announces $30,123 grant for Schoolhouse Senior Center

FOLSOM, June 24 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced today that Schoolhouse Senior Center was awarded a $30,123 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

The grant comes through the department’s 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.

Schoolhouse Senior Center, in Folsom, will use the funds for the second phase of a project to revitalize and modernize the building, including replacing windows, lighting, ceiling and air conditioning vents, refinishing floors and more.

“I’ve seen firsthand the wonderful work that Schoolhouse Senior Center does to keep our older neighbors active and engaged,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “This project will extend the life of the building and help the center create a more welcoming environment where seniors can enjoy activities and connect with resources. I was pleased to assist the center with the grant application process, and I’m glad funding was awarded to support the vital service the center provides to our community.”

The center was one of 60 throughout the state to receive funding. A complete list of recipients is available here.