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Guzman Welcomes $104,000 in State Funding for Senior Community Centers

Guzman Welcomes $104,000 in State Funding for Senior Community Centers

by Representative Manny Guzman

Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash

On Wednesday, May 15, State Representative Manuel Guzman, D-Berks, announced $104,759 in state funding to improve resources and services for older adults in the 127th Legislative District that he serves.

The announcement of the grants took place Tuesday, May 14, at the Berks Encore Reading Center in Berks County, one of this year’s competitive grant recipients. Guzman joined Jason Kavulich, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, Berks community leaders, and the Berks County Area Agency on Aging to welcome the grant.

“This significant investment will certainly enrich the lives of our growing senior population,” Guzman said. “This funding will be used for upgrading facilities and towards enhancing nutrition services, among other necessities. I am glad to make a difference in our seniors’ lives,” he added.

The center’s grant will be used for capital improvement and renovations.

Forty-five senior community centers from 26 counties across the Commonwealth received one of the department’s 2023-24 competitive grants that combined totaled $2 million. The grant funding is appropriated by the General Assembly with proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery.