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Governor Wolf Awards $2 Million in 2018-19 Senior Community Center Grants

May 03, 2019

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 49 senior centers throughout the commonwealth will be the recipients of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2018-19 Senior Community Center Grants – totaling $2 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

“Senior community centers are vital to ensuring that older Pennsylvanians can age in place,” said Gov. Wolf. “These grants empower senior centers to modernize facilities, expand programming, and attract a new generation of participants.”

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 more.
“Pennsylvania has more than 500 senior community centers and they serve as an access point for older adults in need of services,” said Acting Secretary of Aging Robert Torres. “This $2 million investment will benefit the senior population of today, and for generations to come.”

This announcement takes place during Older Americans Month – a time for the nation to pay tribute to older adults and their contributions to the country and their communities.

“The Pennsylvania Lottery is proud to be able to say that we remain the nation’s only lottery to dedicate all proceeds to programs that benefit older adults,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “We are excited that 49 senior centers will benefit from these funds. Since the very first ticket was sold in 1972, the Lottery has generated more than $29 billion for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians, while continuing to focus on and promote responsible gaming.”

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

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

Homewood Healthy Active Living Center (Allegheny): $38,200
Greenfield Healthy Active Living Center (Allegheny): $66,055
Brighton Heights Senior Community Center (Allegheny): $100,000
Highlands Senior Center (Allegheny): $15,407
Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (Allegheny): $62,788
Ford City Community Senior Center (Armstrong): $75,780
Center at the Mall (Beaver): $42,700
Hopewell Area Senior Citizens (Bedford): $39,500
The Center at Spring Street, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service (Berks): $33,316
Casa de La Amistad (Berks): $25,000
Bensalem Senior Citizens Association (Bucks): $67,590
Middletown Senior Citizens Association/Middletown Senior Community Center (Bucks): $34,867
Johnstown Senior Activities Center (Cambria): $105,597
Senior Adult Activity Center of Phoenixville (Chester): $20,830
Coatesville Area Senior Center (Chester): $17,250
Rimersburg Senior Center (Clarion): $39,380
Carlisle Senior Action Center (Cumberland): $14,680
Mechanicsburg Place: A Senior Center and More (Cumberland): $7,000
Jewish Community Center Senior Club (Dauphin): $41,300
Senior Citizens Center of Derry Township, Mohler Center (Dauphin): $33,916
GECAC RBW Central City Senior Center (Erie): $5,213
Chambersburg Senior Activity Center (Franklin): $5,300
Three Springs Senior Center (Huntingdon): $23,760
Indiana Social Center (Indiana): $16,216
Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center (Lancaster): $6,853
Lancaster Recreation Commission Senior Center (Lancaster): $36,743
Casa Guadalupe Center (Lehigh): $31,300
Hazleton Active Adult Center (Luzerne): $50,000
Mount Jewett Senior Center (McKean): $77,307
Loder Senior Center (Monroe): $58,314
TriCounty Active Adult Center (Montgomery): $27,435
Old York Road Senior Center (Northampton): $46,500
Slate Belt Senior Center (Northampton): $112,442
Sunbury Senior Action Center (Northumberland): $125,000
The Center at Journey’s Way (Philadelphia): $48,600
Center in the Park (Philadelphia): $40,800
Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts (Philadelphia): $80,000
Pottsville Senior Community Center (Schuylkill): $102,550
Selinsgrove Senior Center (Snyder): $13,059
Penns Creek Adult Resource Center (Snyder): $5,245
Lewisburg Senior Center (Union): $16,790
Allegheny Community Center (Warren): $11,200
Hamlin Senior Center (Wayne): $57,656
New Kensington Center for Active Adults (Westmoreland): $15,000
McKenna Center for Active Adults (Westmoreland): $5,800
Latrobe Center for Active Adults (Westmoreland): $7,500
Crispus Attucks Active Living Center (York): $15,000
Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc. (York): $13,800
White Rose Senior Center (York): $63,461

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