Ravenstahl: Brighton Heights Senior Center to receive $100,000

PITTSBURGH, May 3 – State Rep. Adam Ravenstahl, D-Allegheny, today announced that the Brighton Heights Senior Center has been selected to receive a $100,000 state grant.

The grant, provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2018-19 Senior Community Center Grants, will be used to renovate the center’s main floor that is used for senior events and programs.

“I am thrilled that the state has chosen to invest in the Brighton Heights Senior Center and was proud to lend my support to the center’s application for this grant,” Ravenstahl said. “This community center serves as an important resource for our residents and a focal point not just for social activities, but also for folks to access resources.”

Senior centers have a wide variety of offerings that may include nutritious meal programs, educational opportunities, transportation services, financial and insurance counseling, exercise programs, and more.

The grant was among 49 announced today by Gov. Tom Wolf.

“Senior community centers are vital to ensuring that older Pennsylvanians can age in place,” Gov. Wolf said. “These grants empower senior centers to modernize facilities, expand programming and attract a new generation of participants.”