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Friday, 15 April 2022 19:32

Saratoga Senior Center Awarded Four Grants

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SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Senior Center was recently awarded four grants to support the work and mission of the Center. The four grants totaling $48,000 are coming from the Hortense and Louis Rubin Community Health Fund of the Community Foundation, a CapCom Infrastructure Grant and two grants from the Saratoga Arts Performing Arts Fund, regrant program made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

The Hortense and Louis Rubin Community Health Fund of the Community Foundation grant for $30,000 was awarded for a project titled Building Healthy Seniors. This project will encompass both support for both programs and services at the Center.

The CapCom Infrastructure Grant of $10,000 was awarded for the purchase of a new van for the Center. This grant, in addition to an $18,000 grant previously received from MVP, will enable the Center to make the purchase. The Center uses their vans for variety of purposes: transportation for members on local day trips to museums, shows and dining; to pick up about 2,000 lbs. of food each week for the Regional Food Bank Pick-up here at the Center, and as transport for those in need as part of our Community Connections volunteer match program.

The two grants from the Saratoga Arts Performing Arts Fund were made possible from a regrant program made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). A $5,000 Arts Education.

Grant will be used for Mosaics, Clay Arts, dance, and multi-medium workshop. On a weekly basis the Center has two Clay Arts sessions, one Mosaics group and open studio time. Sprinkled in among these classes are various workshops in watercolor painting, card making, tile transfer class as well as others. The second Saratoga Arts grant is a $3,000 award for Community Arts. This grant will be used to conduct a lunchtime concert series.

The Center is located at 5 Williams Street in Saratoga Springs. Later this year they will be relocating to a new 14k sq ft home adjacent to the Regional YMCA on West Avenue in Saratoga Springs.

For more information visit www.saratogaseniorcenter.org.

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