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05/03/2019

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

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 Governor 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 the generations to come."

This announcement is occurring 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. We are excited that 49 senior centers will benefit from these funds," said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. "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.

MEDIA CONTACT:    J.J. Abbott, Governor's Office, 717-783-1116

Rachel Wrigley, Aging, 717-783-6210

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

Senior Center Name CountyAmount
Homewood Healthy Active Living CenterAllegheny $38,200
Greenfield Healthy Active Living CenterAllegheny $66,055
Brighton Heights Senior Community CenterAllegheny$100,000
Highlands Senior CenterAllegheny $15,407
Jewish Community Center of Greater PittsburghAllegheny $62,788
Ford City Community Senior CenterArmstrong $75,780
Center at the MallBeaver $42,700
Hopewell Area Senior CitizensBedford $39,500
The Center at Spring Street, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-ServiceBerks $33,316
Casa de La AmistadBerks $25,000
Bensalem Senior Citizens AssociationBucks $67,590
Middletown Senior Citizens Association/Middletown Senior Community CenterBucks $34,867
Johnstown Senior Activities CenterCambria$105,597
Senior Adult Activity Center of PhoenixvilleChester $20,830
Coatesville Area Senior CenterChester $17,250
Rimersburg Senior CenterClarion $39,380
Carlisle Senior Action CenterCumberland $14,680
Mechanicsburg Place: A Senior Center and MoreCumberland $7,000
Jewish Community Center Senior ClubDauphin $41,300
Senior Citizens Center of Derry Township, Mohler CenterDauphin $33,916
GECAC RBW Central City Senior CenterErie $5,213
Chambersburg Senior Activity CenterFranklin $5,300
Three Springs Senior CenterHuntingdon $23,760
Indiana Social CenterIndiana $16,216
Lancaster Neighborhood Senior CenterLancaster $6,853
Lancaster Recreation Commission Senior CenterLancaster $36,743
Casa Guadalupe CenterLehigh $31,300
Hazleton Active Adult CenterLuzerne $50,000
Mount Jewett Senior CenterMcKean $77,307
Loder Senior CenterMonroe $58,314
TriCounty Active Adult CenterMontgomery $27,435
Old York Road Senior CenterNorthampton $46,500
Slate Belt Senior CenterNorthampton$112,442
Sunbury Senior Action CenterNorthumberland$125,000
The Center at Journey's WayPhiladelphia $48,600
Center in the ParkPhiladelphia $40,800
Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the ArtsPhiladelphia $80,000
Pottsville Senior Community CenterSchuylkill$102,550
Selinsgrove Senior CenterSnyder $13,059
Penns Creek Adult Resource CenterSnyder $5,245
Lewisburg Senior CenterUnion $16,790
Allegheny Community CenterWarren $11,200
Hamlin Senior CenterWayne $57,656
New Kensington Center for Active AdultsWestmoreland $15,000
McKenna Center for Active AdultsWestmoreland $5,800
Latrobe Center for Active AdultsWestmoreland $7,500
Crispus Attucks Active Living CenterYork $15,000
Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc.York $13,800
White Rose Senior CenterYork $63,461

 

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