Senior cen­ter re­ceives $750K

The Review - - FRONT PAGE - A press re­lease from the of­fice of state Rep. Pamela DeLis­sio

NewCourt­land LIFE has re­ceived a $750,000 Re­de­vel­op­ment As­sis­tance Cap­i­tal Pro­gram (RACP) grant to help build the LIFE cen­ter for se­niors, state Rep. Pamela A. DeLis­sio, D-194, an­nounced.

NewCourt­land LIFE is build­ing a new LIFE cen­ter in ad­di­tion to 36 units of sup­port­ive senior hous­ing at 3232 Henry Ave., ac­cord­ing to the grant ap­pli­ca­tion. This pro­ject is part of a multi-phase de­vel­op­ment at this lo­ca­tion. Total cost for this phase is $15,349,963.

NewCourt­land pro­vides home and com­mu­nity-based ser­vices, hous­ing and nurs­ing care to older adults in Philadel­phia.

“Our com­mon­wealth’s older adult ci­ti­zens, par­tic­u­larly those with ex­tremely limited in­come, de­serve the same con­tin­uum of choices as those older adult ci­ti­zens who are fi­nan­cially se­cure,” DeLis­sio said. “NewCourt­land has as its mis­sion to pro­vide hous­ing and skilled ser­vices to lower-in­come older adults.

“This grant will be used to fund a brick and mor­tar pro­ject that ben­e­fits ci­ti­zens in their own com­mu­nity. Be­sides help­ing de­fray the con­sumer cost for longterm care at this lo­ca­tion, this in­vest­ment sig­nals that a pri­or­ity of state govern­ment is to pro­vide for our grow­ing pop­u­la­tion of older adults.

“As a for­mer provider of longterm care, I thank the Wolf Ad­min­is­tra­tion for its recog­ni­tion of this ben­e­fi­cial and worth­while pro­ject in our com­mu­nity.”

RACP fund­ing is in­tended to pro­vide eco­nomic stim­u­lus to the state’s econ­omy and help cre­ate qual­ity, fam­ily sus­tain­ing jobs for Penn­syl­va­ni­ans.

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