Governor Wolf Awards $2 Million in 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grants

Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that 41 senior centers throughout the commonwealth will be the recipients of the Department of Aging’s 2017-18 Senior Community Center Grants – totaling $2 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

“Senior community centers serve as gateways for older adults to access vital community services,” said Governor Wolf. “These grants give senior centers the resources they need to revitalize and expand services that enrich the lives of Pennsylvania’s senior population.”

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.

There are over 500 senior community centers across the 67 counties of the commonwealth, and these grants are designed to help centers provide services that attract a new generation of participants.

“Throughout Pennsylvania, senior community centers are constantly seeking innovative and creative ways to meet the needs of an aging population,” said Secretary of Aging Teresa Osborne. “This investment of funds serves to ensure that Pennsylvania’s seniors can continue to benefit from programs and services that promote active community engagement and enjoyment of life.” 

For more information on senior community centers, visit aging.pa.gov.

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

Senior Center Name 

County

Amount

Littlestown Area Senior Center

Adams

$24,400

LifeSpan Mon Valley at Olympia Senior Resource Center

Allegheny

$54,300

Body & Soul Health and Wellness Center (Sharpsburg)

Allegheny

$135,000

Vintage, Inc.

Allegheny

$82,000

Riverview Community Action Corporation

Allegheny

$60,000

Prime Time Activity Center - Bellevue

Allegheny

$142,947

Kittanning Senior Community Center

Armstrong

$46,775

Ford City Senior Community Center

Armstrong

$52,082

Berks Encore

Berks

$99,200

Northern Blair Senior Center

Blair

$28,450

Middletown Senior Citizens Association

Bucks

$35,465

Benjamin H. Wilson Senior Center

Bucks

$57,697

Morrisville Senior Servicenter

Bucks

$145,329

Forest Hills Senior Center

Cambria

$103,000

Centre Region Active Adult Center

Centre

$65,000

Kennett Area Senior Center

Chester

$38,500

Surrey Services for Seniors

Chester

$19,111

Clearfield Center for Active Living

Clearfield

$46,500

Benton Senior Center

Columbia

$24,212

Lower Paxton Township Friendship Senior Center

Dauphin

$8,856

Millersburg Area Senior Center Advisory Board

Dauphin

$60,420

Wayne Senior Center

Delaware

$25,700

Senior Community Services' Chester Senior Center

Delaware

$21,863

John F. Kennedy Senior Center

Erie

$56,551

Erie Center on Health and Aging (LifeWorks Erie)

Erie

$39,950

GECAC Tri-Boro Senior Center

Erie

$46,324

GECAC Corry Senior Center

Erie

$5,200

Chambersburg Senior Activity Center

Franklin

$31,983

The Reynoldsville Foundry Senior Center

Jefferson

$30,000

Abington Senior Community Center

Lackawanna

$9,983

Jewish Community Alliance of NEPA

Luzerne

$40,900

Senior Adult Activities Center of Montgomery County

Montgomery

$150,000

Pottstown Area Seniors' Center

Montgomery

$11,818

On Lok Center for Seniors

Philadelphia

$8,830

Raymond & Miriam Klein Jewish Community Center (KleinLife)

Philadelphia

$28,650

Blue Ridge Senior Center

Susquehanna

$5,504

Hawley Senior Center

Wayne

$112,616

McKenna Center for Active Adults

Westmoreland

$11,753

White Rose Senior Center

York

$26,042

Crispus Attucks Active Living Center

York

$8,565

Yorktown Senior Center

York

$7,500