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

April 20, 2018

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:

Senior Center Name County Amount
Littlestown Area Senior Center Adams $24,400
LifeSpan Mon Valley at Olympia Senior Resource Center Allegheny $54,300
Body & Soul Health and Wellness Center (Sharpsburg) Allegheny $135,000
Vintage, Inc. Allegheny $82,000
Riverview Community Action Corporation Allegheny $60,000
Prime Time Activity Center – Bellevue Allegheny $142,947
Kittanning Senior Community Center Armstrong $46,775
Ford City Senior Community Center Armstrong $52,082
Berks Encore Berks $99,200
Northern Blair Senior Center Blair $28,450
Middletown Senior Citizens Association Bucks $35,465
Benjamin H. Wilson Senior Center Bucks $57,697
Morrisville Senior Servicenter Bucks $145,329
Forest Hills Senior Center Cambria $103,000
Centre Region Active Adult Center Centre $65,000
Kennett Area Senior Center Chester $38,500
Surrey Services for Seniors Chester $19,111
Clearfield Center for Active Living Clearfield $46,500
Benton Senior Center Columbia $24,212
Lower Paxton Township Friendship Senior Center Dauphin $8,856
Millersburg Area Senior Center Advisory Board Dauphin $60,420
Wayne Senior Center Delaware $25,700
Senior Community Services’ Chester Senior Center Delaware $21,863
John F. Kennedy Senior Center Erie $56,551
Erie Center on Health and Aging (LifeWorks Erie) Erie $39,950
GECAC Tri-Boro Senior Center Erie $46,324
GECAC Corry Senior Center Erie $5,200
Chambersburg Senior Activity Center Franklin $31,983
The Reynoldsville Foundry Senior Center Jefferson $30,000
Abington Senior Community Center Lackawanna $9,983
Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA Luzerne $40,900
Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County Montgomery $150,000
Pottstown Area Seniors’ Center Montgomery $11,818
On Lok Center for Seniors Philadelphia $8,830
Raymond & Miriam Klein Jewish Community Center (KleinLife) Philadelphia $28,650
Blue Ridge Senior Center Susquehanna $5,504
Hawley Senior Center Wayne $112,616
McKenna Center for Active Adults Westmoreland $11,753
White Rose Senior Center York $26,042
Crispus Attucks Active Living Center York $8,565
Yorktown Senior Center York $7,500

 

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