Vermont Senior Center Gets Funding For Repairs After Fire

The state of Vermont has recently stepped up to provide almost $600,000 to assist in repairing the Montpelier senior center which will also help develop 14 senior apartments on the site.  The facility was heavily damaged during a December 2009 fire and the funds will help repair the fire-damaged building.  As part of the rebuilding process, the center will add 14 one-bedroom apartments for residents 62 and over and/or the disabled and will assisted by a limited partnership that will include the Capital City Housing Foundation, Inc.

“As Vermont’s senior population continues to grow, senior housing and programs like the Montpelier Senior Activity Center are critical to keeping older residents in their communities,” Governor Douglas said. “This keeps them close to family, friends, services and support systems that can allow them to remain independent and active.”