Governor Wolf Awards $2 Million in 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grants

April 20, 2018 - 4:47 pm
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Governor Wolf Awards $2 Million in 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grants

 

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 41 senior centers throughout the commonwealth will be the recipients of the Department of Aging’s 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grants – totaling $2 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

“Senior community centers serve as gateways for older adults to access vital community services,” said Governor Wolf. “These grants give senior centers the resources they need to revitalize and expand services that enrich the lives of Pennsylvania’s senior population.”

Senior centers have a wide variety of offerings that may include: nutritious meal programs; educational opportunities; transportation services; financial and insurance counseling; exercise programs; and social and recreational activities.

There are over 500 senior community centers across the 67 counties of the commonwealth, and these grants are designed to help centers provide services that attract a new generation of participants.

“Throughout Pennsylvania, senior community centers are constantly seeking innovative and creative ways to meet the needs of an aging population,” said Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. “This investment of funds serves to ensure that Pennsylvania’s seniors can continue to benefit from programs and services that promote active community engagement and enjoyment of life.”

For more information on senior community centers, visit aging.pa.gov.

Below is the list of the Senior Community Center awardees and grant amounts in our area:

Senior Center NameCountyAmount:

Abington Senior Community CenterLackawanna$9,983

Jewish Community Alliance of NEPALuzerne$40,900

Blue Ridge Senior CenterSusquehanna$5,504

Hawley Senior CenterWayne$112,616

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