Renovating the Reading Senior Center in Trenton

April might be over, but join us for a service oriented event in partnership with the Isles of Trenton!

Join us on the morning of May 2nd, from 9am-2pm to help refurbish the Reading Senior Center in Trenton.  The Harvard Club of Princeton is partnering with Isles of Trenton on this project.  Over lunch we will chat with someone from Isles to learn more about the restoration project and Isles work more generally.

The Reading Senior Center is an historic building built in 1888, previously an active train station, part of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad line. In 1977 it was designated as an historical landmark by the Trenton Landmark Commission for Historic Preservation. It was designed by Francis Kimball, a New York architect who also designed the Philadelphia Reading terminal. Presently it houses an active senior community who use every available inch of the facility. It is however, showing much wear and tear and has not been upgraded since the 1960’s.  Bathrooms have deteriorated from use over 50 years! The flooring has areas which are coming apart which present safety concerns.

The specific tasks will be determined the day of, but may include:
  • Removing commercial wallpaper and interior painting
  • Minor demolition and replacement of studs and sheetrock.
  • Cleaning and organizing activity areas.
  • Developing outdoor patio area and landscaping.
  • To read more about the project, visit Isles' update on the Reading Senior Center renovation project.
The Trenton Isles can only accommodate 15 participants, so purchase your tickets early! 
Organizer: Michael Soto
Date: Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Time: Morning– approximately 9:00am-2pm, exact times TBD
Place: Reading Senior Center (15 Ringold St. Trenton, NJ)
Cost: $10 per person (Sandwich provided for lunch)
Click here to register!