HARRISBURG – Rep. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union) and Sen. Gene Yaw (R-Bradford/Lycoming/Sullivan/Susquehanna/Union) announced that Nippenose Valley Village has been awarded a $692,850 grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for the creation of a Dementia Center at their senior living facility in Limestone Township, Lycoming County.
RACP is a Commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational and historical improvement projects.
According to Nippenose Valley Village, the projects consists of renovating the dementia center’s existing space, including the demolition and upgrades to the HVAC, plumbing and electrical work. In additional, there will be construction to a storage space and upgrades to the facilities septic system.
“Nippenose Valley Village is a valuable asset to the senior community in Lycoming County,” said Hamm. “I am glad the facility was awarded this funding to ensure families in Lycoming County can utilize local dementia care services rather than having their elderly loved ones living in care facilities outside of the county.”
“Access to quality and affordable senior-living facilities is paramount given Pennsylvania’s aging population,” said Yaw. “Coupled with the specialty care needs of those living with dementia, this new facility at the Nippenose Valley Village will serve as a much-needed addition to the entire region.”