Kirkland announces grant for Chester Senior Center

CHESTER, Jan. 8 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced that Chester Senior Center will receive a state grant of nearly $5,000 to help support its work with area seniors.

The grant was part of $2 million awarded by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging to be distributed equally among the 405 Area Agency on Aging-affiliated Senior Community Centers throughout the commonwealth. The grants are typically competitive, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the department instead distributed the funding to the 52 Area Agencies on Aging to allocate among all eligible centers.

“This global health crisis has been especially hard on older adults in our community, who need our support. I’m pleased to see this grant awarded to help Chester Senior Center with the important work of connecting local seniors with the assistance and resources they need, now and when the pandemic is over,” said Kirkland, D-Delaware.

Chester Senior Center will receive funding through the allocation to the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging.

Senior centers can use the funding through June 30, 2022 on a variety of projects to meet the needs of the center and participants during the pandemic, according to the Department of Aging.

More information on the grants is available here.