AMHERST – Reinforcements for an Amherst 'fort' are on the way.
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Not long after the province announced new funding for senior housing, Cumberland North MLA Terry Farrell (left) confirmed to Cobequid Housing’s community relations coordinator Billie MacGlashen and director Frank Carroll the Fort Cumberland Manor in Amherst will receive $30,000 towards upgrading its entry.
The provincial government announced last week $5 million in funding for senior housing upgrades across the province and Cumberland North MLA Terry Farrell announced Fort Cumberland Manor here in Amherst will receive a portion of that pie.
“Residents at For Cumberland are represented in that number, with $30,000 for renovations to the entrance and lobby of the building,” Farrell said.
The renovations come after a significant investments and substantial renovations already made to the building’s windows, heating system and a backup generator, all to the tune of more than $400,000.
The residents of Fort Cumberland, Farrell said, are worth every penny.
“Today’s seniors represent the work force that helped build the province and they deserve to re respected,” Farrell said.
Frank Carroll, Director for Cobequid Housing, said Fort Cumberland has always been one of the departments more popular buildings and the upcoming renovations will continue to keep it in demand.
“It’s our most popular building in Amherst, there’s always a demand for rooms in the building,” Carrol said. “It really great going to be able to continue upgrading the building.”