Young celebrates $80,000+ awarded to two local senior centers

PHILADELPHIA, May 18 – State Rep. Regina Young, D-Phila., announced today that two area senior centers will receive more than $80,000 combined in state funding for capital improvements and renovations.

Southwest Senior Center is set to receive $44,116, and St. Edmond Senior Community Center is set to receive $36,274.

“This funding will enable these centers to update and renovate their facilities and continue to offer our seniors quality care,” Young said. “It is so important that we look out for, and take care of, our older adult populations and ensure they can thrive as pillars of our society.”

The funding for both Southwest Senior Center and St. Edmond Senior Community Center was awarded by the state Department of Aging under the 2022-2023 Senior Community Center Grant program. Funding for that program comes from the Pennsylvania Lottery and the local awards were part of a larger $2 million package awarded to senior centers throughout the state announced Wednesday.