Oakland Together Senior Initiatives: Senior Centers Matching Grant Program
On September 1, 2022, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners passed Resolution #22-280 Appropriating American Rescue Plan Act funding to support the Oakland Together Senior Initiatives. These initiatives include funding for the Senior Center Matching Grant program.
This grant provides financial assistance on a matching basis to local governments and non-profit senior organizations in Oakland County for senior centers' enhancements such as capital, technology, infrastructure, equipment improvements, and/or professional development. Learn more here.
The City of Troy’s Recreation Department is thrilled to have been awarded the full grant of $250,000. We plan on performing updates to Room 402 (senior dining room) as well as our outdoor bocce and shuffleboard courts. While we are still in the planning phase of this project, future updates include:
- Repainting walls/ceilings of Room 402
- Updating the flooring
- New TV and speakers for Room 402A
- Reconditioning the courts for senior groups
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Will a hard copy of the FAQs be provided?
A. Yes. Hard copies are available at the Troy Community Center front desk, open Monday–Friday, 8 am–8 pm
Q. Will a breakdown of how the grant award funding is spent be published?
A. Yes, once the work is complete.
Q. How will the room be monitored?
A. The Community Center has building supervisors that will check in hourly.
Q. Will seniors be limited to just Room 402?
A. No. Senior programming will still be held in other rooms.
Q. Will there be someone in the room to lead activities?
A. There will be both formal activities that do have a lead, as well as informal
activities that are self-led.
Q. What other space is available for seniors to use?
A. Senior programming is held in a variety of different rooms, and will still continue
to be: 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 501, 502, 503, fitness studios, gymnasium, and