PLUM, PA – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and State Representative Joseph Markosek today celebrated the opening of the newly expanded Plum Senior Community Center. They were joined by County Council President Dr. Charles Martoni, and County Council Vice President Nick Futules. The $900,000, 2,500 square-foot expansion includes exercise rooms, a shower area, remodeled restrooms, restaurant-grade kitchen, dining room, expanded office space, and conference room.
“This beautiful addition will enable the Plum Senior Community Center to provide additional services and programs to area seniors,” said Fitzgerald. “I want to thank Representative Markosek, who worked tirelessly to make this day a reality. In addition, this expansion would not have been possible without the support of Congressman Jason Altmire, Representative Tony DeLuca, County Council President Martoni, and County Council Vice President Futules.”
The addition was funded through $300,000 in Housing & Urban Development Economic Development Initiative grants acquired by Congressman Altmire, $250,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds, $250,000 from the Community Infrastructure & Tourism Fund, $40,000 in Pennsylvania Community & Economic Development grants acquired by State Representatives Markosek and DeLuca, and $60,000 in Plum Senior Community Center funds.
The Plum Senior Community Center serves seniors in Plum Borough and eastern Allegheny County. In addition to social activities and exercise classes, the center serves as a hub for several meal programs, including Meals on Wheels.
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