Deasy: $70K awarded to two senior centers for facility upgrades
HARRISBURG, June 25 – State Rep. Dan Deasy, D-Allegheny, today announced that the Sheraden Healthy Active Living Center and the Elizabeth Seton Center in Brookline were awarded a combined total of $77,000. The funding was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2019-20 Senior Community Center grant program.
Deasy said the grants will help senior centers fund projects based on their applications, such as updating and modernizing facilities, providing new health and entertainment programs, upgrading technology and enhancing marketing opportunities.
“Senior centers are instrumental to the quality of life for our senior community,” Deasy said. “They provide our most vulnerable population the resources to engage in healthy activities, socialization and provide nutritious meals that help keep the senior community healthy. This funding is going to go a long way in helping both senior centers remain the go-to place in the 27th Legislative District for senior or retirement living.”
There are more than 500 senior community centers throughout Pennsylvania that provide a variety of offerings, such as nutritious meals, educational opportunities, transportation services, financial and insurance counseling, and exercise programs. Proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery help to fund these programs every year.
For more information on senior community centers and other services and programs offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, visit aging.pa.gov.