Governor Shapiro Visits Renovated Senior Center in Roslyn; Details Plan to ‘Put More Money Back in People’s Pockets’

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Image via Ryan Genova at the Glenside Local.
Governor Josh Shapiro relaunching the revised and renovated Salem Senior Center in Roslyn.

Governor Josh Shapiro recently visited Salem Senior Center in Roslyn, which officially opened this week, according to a staff report from the Glenside Local.

The updated center near Abington, which is managed by Salem Baptist Church, now has a new meeting and activity space, a commercial kitchen, and new computers, among other amenities.

Shapiro used the opportunity to announce his Property Tax/Rent Rebate program and highlight its particular advantages for the state’s citizens age 65+.

The plan will:

  • Increase the maximum senior rebate from $650 to $1,000
  • Raise the income cap to $45,000 a year
  • Make more residents eligible for the program

Under the proposal, in Montgomery County alone, an estimated 12,000 Pennsylvanians will now qualify for the rebate.

“My budget’s proposed expansion of the Property Tax/Rent Rebate program will also support seniors by providing a lifeline to help keep them in their homes — especially those living on a fixed income,” said Shapiro.

“After 17 years, it is time to update and expand this critically important rebate to put more money back in people’s pockets.”

He added that the proposal currently has the support of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle.

Read more about Gov. Shapiro’s Salem Senior Center visit in the Glenside Local.


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