BETHLEHEM (May 17, 2023) – State Senator Lisa M. Boscola announced today that two Northampton County Senior Centers, the Nazareth Senior Center and the Silver Connection at Easton Area Community Center, were awarded a total of $190,188 in grant funding through the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s 2022-23 Senior Community Center grant program.
“Senior centers in Northampton County provide a place for seniors to come together to engage in social activities and to get a nutritious meal,” Senator Boscola stated. “The Nazareth Senior Center and the Silver Connection at Easton Area Community Center operate terrific centers that have a positive impact on seniors in both communities and these state dollars will allow them to make important capital renovations to improve their programs.”
The Nazareth Senior Center was awarded a $119,250 grant that will allow the Center to make renovations to its kitchen area and the Easton Area Community Center was awarded a $70,938 grant to allow it to expand programming for its Silver Connection program and renovate its facilities.
“Northampton County Senior Centers are a tremendous asset to our communities and the fact that two centers received grant funding in this incredibly competitive grant process is proof of the great work being done by Northampton County’s Area Agency on Aging,” Boscola added.
Statewide only 48 centers were approved for the $2 million in grant funding that was available. The total grant requests statewide was over $7 million for the $2 million available.
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