Special to Atmore News
Escambia County Agency on Aging officials announced last week that Gulf Coast Resource Conservation and Development Corporation (RCDC) has awarded the agency a grant for revitalization of the Huxford Senior Center.
Funds from the $13,500 grant will be utilized to address key areas of improvement at the rural senior center. Plans call for installation of ADA-compliant restrooms, a new ceiling and improved lighting in the center’s dining room, fresh paint and additional enhancements to create a more comfortable and accessible environment for senior residents.
Sheila Brown, spokesperson for the Escambia County Agency on Aging, said the “generous” grant would help the local agency better achieve its goal of providing a safe and secure place for seniors to gather with their peers.
“We are grateful for the support from Gulf Coast RC&D, which will allow us to make significant improvements to Huxford Senior Center,” Brown said. “This grant reflects our shared commitment to enhancing the well-being of our senior population. The renovations will not only address accessibility needs but also contribute to the creation of a warm and inviting space for seniors to gather and enjoy.”