Harkins applauds nearly $66K grant awarded to JFK Senior Center

HARRISBURG, May 14 – State Rep. Pat Harkins, D-Erie, announced today that a $65,589 grant has been awarded to the John F. Kennedy Senior Center in Erie.

This award was one of 45 competitive grant awards for Senior Community Centers throughout 26 counties within the commonwealth. The grant funding is appropriated by the General Assembly with proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery. 

“This grant award is not just an investment in the center; it's an investment in the heart and soul of our community, ensuring that our older residents live their lives with the dignity, joy, and companionship they have earned,” Harkins said. “These funds will significantly enhance the quality of life for our esteemed elders, providing them with more opportunities for social interaction, learning, and wellness.

“Our seniors have contributed immeasurably to the fabric of our society, and it is only fitting that we support them in their golden years.”

For more information on other services and programs benefiting older Pennsylvanians, visit the Department of Aging’s website.