O’Mara applauds $23K grant awarded to Wayne Senior Center

WAYNE, June 29 – State Rep. Jennifer O’Mara, D-Delaware, today announced that the Wayne Senior Center has been approved for a $23,194 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. This funding will go toward the center’s technology needs, including expanding its programming to include virtual reality and armchair travel.

“I know that many constituents were impacted by senior centers closing during the stay-at-home order, so I’m proud to see funding come through to help them stay afloat,” O’Mara said, who serves on the House’s Aging and Older Adult Services Committee. “This grant will help ensure that the Wayne Senior Center can continue to offer not only the same critical services it did before the pandemic, but also strengthen its technological capabilities to better serve its patrons.”

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, visit aging.pa.gov/SCC.