Snow Shoe senior center gets grant

LOCK HAVEN –The Snow Shoe Senior Resource Center was awarded a $39,450 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, according to State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Lock Haven.

“This funding will provide many senior members of our area an accessible, comfortable home away from home,” Hanna said. “I am thrilled to see funding come back to Centre County to provide our seniors with the means and support for them to stay active and involved in their communities.”

This grant is part of $2 million in funding generated from the Pennsylvania Lottery and will be distributed to 34 senior community centers across the commonwealth.

“The grants can be used for a variety of reasons — to advance senior community center projects and modernize facilities, encourage technology improvements, enhance innovative programming, attract new members and build on successful practices,” Hanna said. “Overall, the money will help meet the needs of our growing senior population.

“When it comes to our seniors, I believe they deserve the utmost care.”

With over 500 senior community centers across the 67 counties in Pennsylvania, these organizations serve as a resource for older adults by connecting them to vital community services that can help them stay healthy and independent. Centers offer a wide variety of programs and services that may include: healthy and nutritious meal programs; enrichment programs; educational opportunities; transportation services; financial and insurance counseling; and social and recreational activities.