Senators Stabenow, Peters Announce Support for Seniors in St. Clair Shores

Monday, July 27, 2015

U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today announced support for the City of St. Clair Shores to renovate and expand its Senior Activity Center, which offers programs and activities to people 50 and over. The funding comes through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will be used to expand the fitness center by approximately 2,000 square feet and renovate the kitchen space to include a small coffee shop, among other improvements. This $1,760,000 loan will also be used to add a partially-covered patio and renovate offices and common areas.

"This center is an important resource for seniors in St. Clair Shores who are staying active and engaged in the community," said Senator Stabenow. "Today's announcement will help make sure the Senior Activity Center can continue to serve as a welcoming place that brings community members together."

"The St. Clair Shores Senior Center helps provide a strong sense of community for our seniors, which in turn helps them live healthier and happier lives," Senator Peters said. "This loan will allow the Senior Center to make important renovations, including a new fitness center and new kitchen, to ensure they can continue to provide the great activities, services and sense of community that help St. Clair Shores seniors lead healthy, active lives."

"This loan will result in a much-needed improvement to our Senior Activity Center," said St. Clair Shores Mayor Kip Walby. "Senators Stabenow and Peters extended much effort on our behalf to assist in securing the $1.76M loan award. Congratulations to our senior citizens who will most certainly enjoy all the benefits associated with the upcoming new and improved Senior Activity Facility."