first_imgGovernor Wolf Awards $2 Million in 2016-17 Statewide Senior Community Center Grants Encore ExperiencesMontgomery$150,000 Mid Valley Active Older Adult Community CenterLackawanna$69,070 Cranberry PlaceVenango$6,670 February 22, 2017 Plum Senior Community CenterAllegheny$15,000 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Hyndman Senior Center, Inc.Bedford$82,420 Bullskin Township Senior Citizens Inc.Fayette$36,076 John F Kennedy Senior CenterErie$129,239 Pennridge Community CenterBucks$50,084 Snow Shoe Senior Resource CenterCentre$39,450 Bloomsburg Senior CenterColumbia$40,450 Neshaminy Activity CenterBucks$54,029 West Philadelphia Senior Community CenterPhiladelphia$19,053 Spanish American Civic Association – Luis Munoz Marin Senior CenterLancaster$23,500 Philadelphia Housing Authority – Wilson Park Senior Community CenterPhiladelphia$22,280 Hamlin CenterWayne$75,056 Oswayo Valley Senior CenterPotter$20,327 Berks EncoreBerks$150,000 Wellsboro Senior CenterTioga$5,610 Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh, Inc. – Stephen FosterAllegheny$70,000 Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc.York$18,669center_img Mountain Citizens Action Group Inc.Fayette$100,169 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf White Rose Senior CenterYork$8,565 On Lok Social Service Center for SeniorsPhiladelphia$5,000 Kittanning Senior Community CenterArmstrong$107,160 Meyersdale Senior Community CenterSomerset$75,351 Conemaugh Township Senior CenterSomerset$76,573 Somerset Senior Community CenterSomerset$35,940 Bethlehem Old York Road Senior CenterNorthampton$125,000 GECAC Erie West Senior CenterErie$15,960 Beaver Springs Senior CenterSnyder$40,451 Latrobe Center for Active AdultsWestmoreland$76,717 Lincoln Street Center for Healthy AgingLycoming$41,856 Jewish Community Center Senior Club of HarrisburgDauphin$57,387 Lewistown Senior CenterMifflin$34,652 Falls Active Adult CenterWyoming$48,692 Lutheran Settlement House Senior CenterPhiladelphia$46,945 Senior Community CenterCountyAmount Yorktown Senior CenterYork$14,975 Human Services,  Press Release,  Results,  Seniors Philadelphia, PA – Today at the Wilson Park Senior Center in Philadelphia, 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.govBelow is the list of the Senior Community Center awardees and grant amounts: Chestnut Hills Social CenterIndiana$11,625last_img

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