PITTSBURGH, PA (May 8, 2019) Governor Tom Wolf and the state Department of Aging has issued grant awards to upgrade three Citiparks Healthy Active Living Centers in Brighton Heights, Greenfield and Homewood.
The Senior Community Center grants total more than $200,000.
The Brighton Heights Senior Center on McClure Avenue was awarded $100,000 for general reconstruction including electrical, heating, plumbing, reconfiguration, and lighting installation.
The Greenfield Senior Center on Greenfield Avenue was awarded $66,055. Physical enhancements include the replacement of the flooring and the installation of an accordion wall in the large programming space. Programmatic enhancements will include contracting with English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and offering one class per week at the center.
The Homewood Senior Center on Frankstown Avenue was awarded $38,200 for both physical and programmatic enhancements. They include upgrades to the kiln room, the installation of an air curtain, and the construction of a fence and parking lot. The project includes the purchase of stationary exercise bicycles to be added to the center’s fitness room to promote an active lifestyle and fulfill the requests of the seniors who frequent the center.
“Citiparks and the City of Pittsburgh are ecstatic to have received these grant awards made possible by Governor Wolf and the PA Department of Aging for three of our Senior/Healthy Active Living Centers,” said Citiparks Director Ross Chapman. “Additionally, none of this could have been realized without the ongoing support from our friends at the Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging, the support of Mayor Peduto and his administration and a host of City staff, all of whom are committed to improving the health and wellness of our senior members and residents.”