August 24, 2023


Amanda Karpinski

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Newly renovated kitchen will better serve center visitors


Above: Bergen County Commissioner Chair Pro Tempore Dr. Joan Voss, State Senator Nellie Pou, Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III, Bergen County Commissioner Vice Chairwoman Germaine Ortiz, Bergen County Commissioner Tracy Silna Zur, Bergen County Commissioner Steven Tanelli, Bergen County Administrator Thomas Duch, Bergen County Commissioner Rafael Marte, Garfield Mayor Richard Rigoglioso, and officials cutting the ribbon at the Garfield Senior Activity Center’s upgraded kitchen.

HACKENSACK, NJ – On Wednesday, August 23, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and members from the Bergen County Board of Commissioners joined NJ State Senator Nellie Pou, Garfield Mayor Richard Rigoglioso and local city officials for a tour of the newly renovated kitchen at the Garfield Senior Activity Center.

The County-operated Senior Activity Center recently underwent a major eight-month kitchen renovation to replace countertops, cabinets, sinks, a refrigerator, a utility closet, and a large commercial stove used to prepare hot lunches for visitors. The renovations were funded by a $199,000 federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that was allocate to the City of Garfield by the County’s Division of Community Development.

The new kitchen will allow Bergen County Division of Senior Services staff to better serve center visitors and once again resume the hot lunch program.

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Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco, III chats with visitors at the Garfield Senior Activity Center.

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Large, commercial stove in the newly upgraded kitchen at the Garfield Senior Activity Center.

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The newly renovated Garfield Senior Activity Center kitchen.

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Lunch is served at the Garfield Senior Activity Center.

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