Feb. 22, 2017

UNIONTOWN – Two senior centers in the 51st Legislative District have been awarded 2016-17 Senior Community Center Grants, said Rep. Matt Dowling (R-Fayette/Somerset) today.

The Mountain Citizens Action group of Wharton Township, Fayette County, has been awarded $100,169, and the Meyersdale Senior Center in Somerset County was awarded $75,351.

“The grants are critical for the operation of our senior centers, not only here, but throughout the Commonwealth,” said Dowling. “The centers provide a safe place for seniors to enjoy events, meals and more. These programs help seniors stay healthy, active and socially engaged. The centers add to the quality of life in our area.”

In addition, Dowling said the centers provide transportation services, financial and insurance counseling and the grants help upgrade those services to meet the needs of generations of seniors.

Dowling said the grants come from a total of $2 million in Pennsylvania Lottery proceeds and are distributed to 38 senior centers throughout the Commonwealth.

The program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

Rep. Matthew Dowling
51st Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Raymond Smith