JOHNSON CITY, NY – Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo and Broome County Executive Jason Garnar today unveiled a new digital sign at the Johnson City Senior Center. Assemblywoman Lupardo secured a $20,000 NYS Assembly grant and an additional $20,000 was awarded through the Broome County Small Community Fund program to complete this project.
The combined grants funded the purchase and installment of a new digital welcome sign, which will be used to inform the community about happenings at the center, such as events, lunch menus, classes, and more. The addition of this new electronic message center will allow ease of communication for center staff, provide greater visibility for the organization, and attract new visitors from the community.
In addition to the digital sign, funds were used to conduct concrete repair work of the center parking lot, including a new seal coating, a refresh of the parking lines, and the addition of new handicapped parking spaces.
The announcement comes ahead of the Center’s 40th Anniversary that they’ll be celebrating on October 19th. More details to follow from them.
Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo said, “The Johnson City Senior Center has been a staple in our community for 40 years, providing numerous activities and events. I am very pleased that we were able to assist them in promoting the center with this digital sign. I’d also like to thank my partners in County government for their support of the center as well. It’s a reflection of how much we value the work being done here.”
County Executive Jason Garnar said, “From health and wellness classes, to providing nutritious meals and community events, the Johnson City Senior Center has been a great asset for Broome County for decades. Broome County is committed to providing the support necessary to ensure that this senior center can continue serving our residents for years to come. Thank you to the County Legislature for its support of this Small Community Fund grant and to Assemblywoman Lupardo for her efforts to help complete this project.”
Kim Robinson, Johnson City Senior Center Executive Director said, “We’re thrilled to have a new digital sign to promote our classes and activities, daily lunch program, special events and fundraisers. We want to thank Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo for securing a New York State grant on our behalf and County Executive Jason Garnar and the County Legislature for providing a Small Community Fund grant. Their support made this project possible. It’s particularly great timing with our 40th Anniversary as we promote our upcoming celebration on Thursday, October 19th.”