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Posted on: April 10, 2023

NEW SENIOR CENTER TO OPEN IN TROY ON WEDNESDAY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

RENSSELAER COUNTY TO OPEN NEW SENIOR CENTER IN TROY ON WEDNESDAY, COUNTY EXECUTIVE STEVE MCLAUGHLIN ANNOUNCES

NEW COUNTY SENIOR CENTER WILL BE AMONG THE FINEST IN STATE AND REPRESENTS DRAMATIC STEP FORWARD IN SENIOR SERVICES, SAYS MCLAUGHLIN

Rensselaer County will open a new senior center in Troy that county officials say will be among the best in the entire state, with a ribbon-cutting set for Wednesday, County Executive Steve McLaughlin announced.

The new county senior center will be opened at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at City Station, 1520 6th Avenue, Suites 1-3, downtown Troy, McLaughlin announced.

The new county senior center will replace the longtime county senior center on Third Street and feature state-of-the-art services and equipment. The new senior center features an expanded kitchen that can provide hundreds of meals daily for home delivery, grab and go and dining at the center. The center also features a room for movie and video screenings, golf simulator, bar for coffee and tea, areas for reading, meetings and instruction and much more.

McLaughlin had discussed the new county senior center in Troy during his 2022 State of the County address and progress continued through last year and the first months of 2023. McLaughlin had discussed changes and expansions to accommodate seniors who are more active.

“The new Rensselaer County Senior Center in Troy will be a dramatic step forward in our service to our seniors. The new county senior center in Troy will be a comfortable, accessible and inviting place our seniors will look forward to visiting and the county will be proud to operate,” said McLaughlin.

“We believe the newest county senior center in Troy will be among the best in New York State, if not the entire country. We cannot wait for seniors and the public to see it on Wednesday,” added McLaughlin.

Following the opening of the new county senior center in Troy, the county will start work to replace the current county senior centers in Rensselaer and Hoosick Falls. The county operates five senior centers, including Schodack and Grafton.

“Rensselaer County is proud we directly provide needed services to our seniors, and do not contract the work out. We are equally proud to be making a needed and significant investment in these senior services. We are looking forward to doing even more for our seniors in the coming months,” added McLaughlin.

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