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Lake County’s Senior Center awarded OCF grant of $22,000

January 22, 2014 by

Lake County’s Senior Citizens Association, which oversees the operations of the Lake County Senior Center, recently received a grant in the amount of $22,000 from the Oregon Community Foundation.

The grant, which was awarded through the OCF’s Community Fund, is earmarked for a part-time development position, according to a press release.  This position will chiefly focus on developing fundraising capacities as a support mechanism for the senior center’s continued operations.

“For over 30 years, Lake County Senior Citizens Association has provided vital services to seniors, low-income families and disabled individuals in Lakeview,” said Kathleen Cornett, OCF’s vice president of Grants and Programs. “OCF is proud to support expanded outreach to outlying areas of Lake County, while increased fundraising efforts will help to strengthen these important services.”

The Lake County Senior Citizens Association’s primary mission is to serve local seniors with a variety of services and programs.

Programs coordinated with the Area Agency on Aging include congregate meals, transportation, information and assistance.

The center also houses an energy assistance program for seniors, those with disabilities and other qualified low-income residents.

Special transportation services include helping seniors with access to meals, medical appointments, shopping and more.

For more information, contact the Lake County Senior Center, located at 11 N. G St., at 541-947-4966.

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