| News

NYS Assembly Member Funds New Elevator for Older Adult Center

Northside Senior Center Gets a Lift Gift

July 2, 2024
The Greenline

On the morning of June 13, NYS Assembly Member Emily Gallagher went to the Northside Older Adult Center to present a $365K check to give the center a new elevator.

“The Northside Older Adult Center in Williamsburg is one of my absolute favorite places in the whole district. It’s a diverse, creative, loving community of elders. But for years, they’ve been struggling with a broken down elevator, leaving whole sections of their building inaccessible to many of their members. That’s why I was so proud to deliver the capital funding they need to get a brand new elevator! Thank you Marta and Ron for your incredible leadership. We cherish you and this community so much,” said Gallagher.

When Gallagher learned that the elevator at the senior center was broken she thought that was unacceptable.  She and her staff went to work.

“We’ve been working on this issue for years and it’s exciting that we’re finally able to deliver the funds the Center needs,” said Andrew Epstein, chief of staff for the assembly member.

 “It took a lot of untangling with the state and local agencies, but nothing is too difficult for us to accomplish for you,” said Gallagher to the seniors at the event.

The Northside Older Adult Center has been serving the community for decades offering a multitude of services and activities to local seniors.  It is managed by Catholic Charities and funded by NYC Department of Aging.

Read the original story in The Greenline: Northside Senior Center Gets a Lift Gift