Greenwich Gets $500,000 State Grant For Expansion At Nathaniel Witherell

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A $500,000 state grant will go towards the new rehabilitation center at the Nathaniel Witherell in Greenwich.
A $500,000 state grant will go towards the new rehabilitation center at the Nathaniel Witherell in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Eric Gendron, File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the state to help pay for the expansion of Nathaniel Witherell’s rehabilitation center, according to a release.

The Nathaniel Witherell is a 110-year-old municipally owned, skilled nursing facility and short-term rehabilitation center that cares for hundreds of people every year. 

The existing conditions in the building pose severe accessibility issues for residents, staff and visitors because it was constructed before the Americans With Disabilities Act was passed. The renovations will provide ADA and facility upgrades to provide patients with more comfortable and updated surroundings.

The $24 million renovation project began in January 2013 and is expected to be completed this summer.

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the series of grants under the state’s Small Town Economic Assistance Program, which were awarded to 27 towns throughout Connecticut to fund a variety of economic development, community conservation and quality-of-life projects.

“These small town grants allow the state to partner with municipalities on projects that will help improve our communities, rebuild our infrastructure, and create jobs,” Malloy said in a statement. “These are investments that will make our towns a better place to live and work, will increase the quality of life, and help attract economic development and growth.”

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