The Ray W. Hopkins Mauldin Senior Center will hold a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. The ribbon cutting is to celebrate complete renovations to the facility that were completed using funds provided through the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging’s Senior Center Permanent Improvement Project (PIP) grant program.
The PIP funds were used to renovate the building to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The Mauldin Senior Center’s enhancements included the installation of an elevator, hallway widening, kitchen and bathroom improvements, and more updates to accommodate a steadily growing number of seniors who utilize the center.
“An active senior lifestyle encourages independence and enhances overall quality of life,” said former Lieutenant Governor Kevin L. Bryant at the time the Senior Center was awarded the grant in 2018. “These renovations and improvements will allow the center to expand its reach in the Mauldin community, and I am very appreciative of the state and local leaders who have worked so hard to make it happen.”
The Senior Center Permanent Improvement Project (PIP) grant program was established by the General Assembly in 1991. Administered by the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging, the PIP grant program has since funded necessary construction and renovations projects at senior sites throughout the state.
More information about the PIP grant program can be found online at aging.sc.gov. More information about the Mauldin Senior Center can be found at mauldinrecreation.com