DeLissio announces grant for local senior community center

HARRISBURG, May 10 – State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., announced a recently awarded 2018-19 Senior Community Center Grant that will benefit The Center at Journey’s Way.

The Roxborough-based senior center will receive a grant of $48,600, funded through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s $2 million in statewide funding earmarked for senior centers, as announced by Gov. Tom Wolf this week. The source of the $2 million is the Pennsylvania Lottery.

“These grants will help refurbish senior centers and create new programs and services, and it’s great news for the folks at Journey’s Way,” DeLissio said. “Our older citizens deserve the best, and that includes top-notch facilities and programs at our senior centers. I thank the efforts of the Department of Aging, the Pennsylvania Lottery and Gov. Wolf in awarding this funding.”

The Center at Journey’s Way is part of Intercommunity Action, which provides aging, intellectual and developmental disability, and behavior health services. At Journey’s Way, one can participate in a full range of activities and programs to receive valuable information, find challenging volunteer positions, and access services designed for older adults.

“With experiences such as reuniting with an old friend, forming new relationships, learning new things, or taking a trip, Journey’s Way supports seniors to live life to the fullest,” DeLissio said. “This grant will help the center repair and improve its HVAC system, thereby continuing to bring a wide assortment of programing to community members in a comfortable facility where neighbors come together to learn and play, ask questions, and receive assistance when needed.”

The announcement comes during Older Americans Month, a time to pay tribute to older adults and their contributions to the country and their communities.