Chesco senior centers to use grant money for workshops
Senior centers get grants for forums
WEST CHESTER Chester County's six senior centers will get a total of $69,658 as winners of a state grant program to meet the needs of senior centers facing tight budgets.
The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is giving more than $2 million to senior centers in the state. The county's centers served about 5,500 people last year.
"We would not be able to do it, certainly at the level we plan to, without this money," said Kathy Sullivan, executive director of the West Chester Area Senior Center.
The centers expect to get the money in July and to start the yearlong workshop series around Oct. 1. They will hold the classes at night and on weekends, and will record some of the sessions for posting online.
- Michaelle Bond