Senior center receives $750K
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.