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Governor Wolf Awards Senior Community Center Grants

Governor Tom Wolf announced the recipients of the 2016-17 Senior Community Center Grants which total $2 million from the Pennsylvania Lottery and will be distributed to 38 centers throughout the commonwealth.

“Senior community centers play a vital role in providing older Pennsylvanians with a safe place to gather, and they offer programs that enable them to stay healthy and remain engaged with their community,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “These grants give senior centers the resources needed to revitalize and expand the services that enrich the lives of our senior population.”

Senior community centers serve as a gateway for connecting older adults to vital community services. They 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 in Pennsylvania, and these grants are designed to help centers increase participation and provide innovative programs that attract a new generation of older Pennsylvanians.

“It is critically important for senior community centers to be accessible and available to older Pennsylvanians so they can live and age well,” Osborne said. “These grants ensure that our seniors will continue to benefit from programs and services that promote active community engagement and enjoyment of life.”

“We thank Governor Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging for this generous grant. The funds assist senior centers to help them to stay active, in touch, and healthy in many ways,” said PHA President and CEO Kelvin A. Jeremiah. “A thoughtful investment in seniors such as this pays long term dividends to the community.”

“The senior center grant provides a valuable resource to help centers maintain safe and accessible buildings,” said Holly Lange President and CEO of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging. “It also provides opportunities for innovative and creative programming to attract and serve multiple generations of older adults. PCA appreciates Governor Wolf announcing that these grants will be continued in the proposed budget.

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

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

White Rose Senior Center York $8,565
Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc. York $18,669
Yorktown Senior Center York $14,975