Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that 49 senior centers throughout the commonwealth will be the recipients of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2018-19 Senior Community Center Grants – totaling $2 million in funding from the Pennsylvania Lottery.

“Senior community centers are vital to ensuring that older Pennsylvanians can age in place,” Wolf said. “These grants empower senior centers to modernize facilities, expand programming, and attract a new generation of participants.”

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 more.

“Pennsylvania has more than 500 senior community centers and they serve as an access point for older adults in need of services,” said Acting Secretary of Aging Robert Torres. “This $2 million investment will benefit the senior population of today, and for generations to come.”

This announcement takes place during Older Americans Month – a time for the nation to pay tribute to older adults and their contributions to the country and their communities.

“The Pennsylvania Lottery is proud to be able to say that we remain the nation’s only lottery to dedicate all proceeds to programs that benefit older adults,” said Pennsylvania Lottery Executive Director Drew Svitko. “We are excited that 49 senior centers will benefit from these funds. Since the very first ticket was sold in 1972, the Lottery has generated more than $29 billion for programs that benefit older Pennsylvanians, while continuing to focus on and promote responsible gaming.”

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

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

  • Homewood Healthy Active Living Center (Allegheny): $38,200

  • Greenfield Healthy Active Living Center (Allegheny): $66,055

  • Brighton Heights Senior Community Center (Allegheny): $100,000

  • Highlands Senior Center (Allegheny): $15,407

  • Jewish Community Center of Greater Pittsburgh (Allegheny): $62,788

  • Ford City Community Senior Center (Armstrong): $75,780

  • Center at the Mall (Beaver): $42,700

  • Hopewell Area Senior Citizens (Bedford): $39,500

  • The Center at Spring Street, a program of Boyertown Area Multi-Service (Berks): $33,316

  • Casa de La Amistad (Berks): $25,000

  • Bensalem Senior Citizens Association (Bucks): $67,590

  • Middletown Senior Citizens Association/Middletown Senior Community Center (Bucks): $34,867

  • Johnstown Senior Activities Center (Cambria): $105,597

  • Senior Adult Activity Center of Phoenixville (Chester): $20,830

  • Coatesville Area Senior Center (Chester): $17,250

  • Rimersburg Senior Center (Clarion): $39,380

  • Carlisle Senior Action Center (Cumberland): $14,680

  • Mechanicsburg Place: A Senior Center and More (Cumberland): $7,000

  • Jewish Community Center Senior Club (Dauphin): $41,300

  • Senior Citizens Center of Derry Township, Mohler Center (Dauphin): $33,916

  • GECAC RBW Central City Senior Center (Erie): $5,213

  • Chambersburg Senior Activity Center (Franklin): $5,300

  • Three Springs Senior Center (Huntingdon): $23,760

  • Indiana Social Center (Indiana): $16,216

  • Lancaster Neighborhood Senior Center (Lancaster): $6,853

  • Lancaster Recreation Commission Senior Center (Lancaster): $36,743

  • Casa Guadalupe Center (Lehigh): $31,300

  • Hazleton Active Adult Center (Luzerne): $50,000

  • Mount Jewett Senior Center (McKean): $77,307

  • Loder Senior Center (Monroe): $58,314

  • TriCounty Active Adult Center (Montgomery): $27,435

  • Old York Road Senior Center (Northampton): $46,500

  • Slate Belt Senior Center (Northampton): $112,442

  • Sunbury Senior Action Center (Northumberland): $125,000

  • The Center at Journey’s Way (Philadelphia): $48,600

  • Center in the Park (Philadelphia): $40,800

  • Philadelphia Senior Center on the Avenue of the Arts (Philadelphia): $80,000

  • Pottsville Senior Community Center (Schuylkill): $102,550

  • Selinsgrove Senior Center (Snyder): $13,059

  • Penns Creek Adult Resource Center (Snyder): $5,245

  • Lewisburg Senior Center (Union): $16,790

  • Allegheny Community Center (Warren): $11,200

  • Hamlin Senior Center (Wayne): $57,656

  • New Kensington Center for Active Adults (Westmoreland): $15,000

  • McKenna Center for Active Adults (Westmoreland): $5,800

  • Latrobe Center for Active Adults (Westmoreland): $7,500

  • Crispus Attucks Active Living Center (York): $15,000

  • Windy Hill Senior Center, Inc. (York): $13,800

  • White Rose Senior Center (York): $63,461

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