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Senior Center OK for funds; nutrition program caught break

I wish to clarify statements made in the Aug. 28 article “Senior services catch a break.”

It stated that the Senior Center almost had to close its doors due to lack of funds coming from the state. It later stated that the center receives federal funds that pass through the state.

In fact the Senior Center does not get any government funding. It is sustained by individual memberships, donations, fees for participation in activities and classes, and attendance at special events.

The High Noon Senior Nutrition Program (our Meals on Wheels) operates from the Senior Center kitchen, and that particular program would have had to shut down if the emergency loan had not been made by the county to the Area 4 Agency on Aging.

The Area 4 funds emanate from the federal government and pass through the state. It is those funds held up by the budget impasses that have affected the nutrition program.

Bette Worth

executive director

Senior Citizens Foundation

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