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Dinniman: Two Chesco Senior Centers to Get More than $57K in State Funding
HARRISBURG – April 20, 2018 – State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that two senior community centers in Chester County will receive more than $57,000 in total state funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery.
The grant funding, which is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, is as follows:
- $19,111 for Surrey Services for Seniors in Devon.
- $38,500 for the Kennett Area Senior Center.
“We have both a moral obligation and a duty to ensure that our senior citizens have access to the latest resources and innovative services to meet their needs and enrich their lives,” Dinniman said. “After all, they are the people who literally fought for the freedoms we enjoy and built the towns where we live today.”
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 social and recreational activities.
Since taking office, Dinniman has visited senior centers and senior living facilities throughout the region to offer birthday wishes to thousands of seniors as part of his 90+ Birthday Program. Under the program, area seniors 90 years and older receive honorary certificates on their birthdays.
Dinniman said the 90+ Birthday Program is part of his ongoing effort to not only recognize the vast contributions of the senior community but also to ensure that local seniors are receiving all the support and services Pennsylvania has to offer, from tax rebates to medical assistance.
The grants come as part of $2 million in total state funding that was awarded to 42 senior centers throughout the Commonwealth.
Statewide, there are over 500 senior community centers operating across 67 counties in Pennsylvania. These grants are designed to help centers provide services that attract a new generation of participants.