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Zoni, Aresimowicz Help Secure $200,000 for Calendar House

The bill, now officially approved by the state bonding commission, would help provide funds for expansion of the Calendar House Senior Center in Southington to meet growing needs.

The Southington calendar House is in line for a $200,000 grant. (Credit: Jason Vallee)
The Southington calendar House is in line for a $200,000 grant. (Credit: Jason Vallee)
The following is a press release from the Ryan Rose, senior advisor to Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz.

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz and State Representative Dave Zoni have announced that the State Bond Commission released $200,000 for the Southington Senior Center, effective as of Friday.

The grant was submitted for funding by Zoni.

"I am pleased that Southington will be receiving these funds to identify necessary improvements to the Senior Center and then get the project shovel-ready,” Zoni said.

"The Senior Center is a vital part of the lives for many residents of Southington as a place to socialize, learn new skills, and share their expertise. It is always best to know what is needed and desired before making substantial changes, which is why I worked with the bonding commission to have these funds released. I am excited to see the results of the study."

“It is always best to know what is needed and desired before making substantial changes, which is why I worked with the bonding commission to have these funds released. I am excited to see the results of the study," he said.

The funding will be used for a needs and feasibility study on how to best expand the Calendar House Senior Center on Pleasant Street and subsequent planning necessary to move the project towards the construction phase including architectural design plans. Calendar House, which includes classrooms, a computer lab, a woodworking shop, a library lounge, a game room and meeting rooms, is open Monday through Friday for residents age 55 and over.

“With Southington’s senior population expected to grow dramatically over the next decade, it’s vital that we start the process now to expand Calendar House and other town services that our seniors depend on,” Aresimowicz said.

“I want to thank the Southington Senior Citizens Commission for all their hard work and dedication. I’m especially grateful that they raised this issue with me. I’m so pleased that after a late November meeting about Calendar House that I was able to expedite their request—and the funding for Southington’s seniors is now available.”

For more on the funding granted, see the link provided.

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Sandra Brino January 14, 2014 at 07:02 AM
Awesome Job! Thanks for working hard for Southington!

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