AUBURN, Mass. - A grant through the Auburn Foundation is helping the Loraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center upgrade its kitchen -- a place that provides 22,300 Meals On Wheels annually.
The $4,000 grant will help the senior center replace the facing on the kitchen cabinets, which are original to the 1978-era building. With Meals on Wheels flying out of the kitchen and about 8,700 seniors passing through the building each year, it was time for a makeover, according to Christina Silpe, senior center director.
"We remodeled the kitchen a couple years ago and replaced everything but the cabinets," Director of the Auburn Senior Center Christina Silpe said.
"These cabinets will have a new finish that is easy to keep clean," she added.
Previous updates to the kitchen included a new stove and other appliances provided by a grant from the Division of Healthcare Finance and Policy, the Friends of the Auburn Senior Center Association (FASCA) and Town of Auburn Capital Improvement Plan funds.
The re-facing is paid for by the FASCA with a grant that FASCA was awarded from the Auburn Foundation, through the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.