Kulik: LifeSpan Chartiers Senior Resource Center awarded more than $60K for facility upgrades

HARRISBURG, June 24 – State Rep. Anita Kulik, D-Allegheny, today announced the disbursement of $64,346 to the LifeSpan Chartiers Senior Resource Center. The funding was awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2019-20 Senior Community Center grant program.

Kulik said the grants help senior centers fund projects based on their applications, such as updating and modernizing facilities, providing new health and entertainment programs, upgrading technology, and enhancing marketing opportunities.

“Senior centers play a large role in ensuring our senior community has the resources and housing needed to live comfortably following retirement or in the later years of life,” Kulik said. “This funding will help LifeSpan Chartiers – already a stellar senior center in our community – provide the resources our seniors want and need, which makes it all the more rewarding to announce this funding.”

There are more than 500 senior community centers throughout Pennsylvania that provide a variety of offerings, such as nutritious meals, educational opportunities, transportation services, financial and insurance counseling and exercise programs. Proceeds from the Pennsylvania Lottery help to fund these programs every year.

For more information on senior community centers and other services and programs offered by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, visit aging.pa.gov.