Thursday, May 12, 2016

First Niagara Helps Senior Center Get Cooking

Robert Rettinger, left, vice president at
First Niagara Bank, presents Brian Parkes
of the TriCounty Active Adult Center with
a $2,500 grant from the 
First Niagara Foundation.
Blogger's Note: The following was provided by the TriCounty Active Adult Center.

The TriCounty Active Adult Center (formerly the Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center) was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from the First Niagara Foundation.

The grant award will be used for the Center’s new kitchen, one part of the major renovation taking place at the former Pottstown Health Club site. 

Including this grant, First Niagara Foundation has committed $12,500 to the project.

“This is another major step forward for our capital campaign,” said Brian Parkes, executive director. 

“When the renovations are complete, the new location will attract more seniors which will strengthen the center's financial sustainability, and allow us to offer an even greater variety of programs and services. Our nutrition program, including our daily lunch, is a key component of the services we offer to help older adults stay healthy and live independently,” Parkes said.

The Center hopes to complete renovations this summer, and has been busily raising money with its recent Golden Apple Gala, Swing Dance, and upcoming Golf Outing on June 13.

The TriCounty Active Adult Center serves as a resource for older adults in obtaining services to help them stay healthy and independent. 

The Center offers a wide variety of programs and services that include healthy and nutritious meal programs, health checks and seminars, enrichment programs, educational opportunities, transportation services, financial and insurance counseling, and social and recreational activities. 

A home-away-from-home, the Center also allows older adults to escape the social isolation that often comes with advanced age.

The TriCounty Active Adult Center has more than 3,000 members residing in the tri-county area. 

 Anyone living in the tri-county area (Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties) who is 50+ years of age is welcome to join the Center. Learn more at or call 610-323-5009.

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