CLEARFIELD AND REYNOLDSVILLE SENIOR CENTERS GET GRANTS

senior center grant

Clearfield and Jefferson Counties, PA – Two local senior centers are getting grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

The Reynoldsville Foundry Senior Center in Jefferson County has been awarded a grant in the amount of $30,000 which will be used to replace flooring and to install noise reduction panels.

Clearfield Center for Active Living in Clearfield County has been awarded a grant in the amount of $46,500, which will be used for the following initiatives:

  • Equipment and supplies for birdwatching and fishing group excursions
  • Bus trips to Flight 93 Memorial;

 

BROCKWAY RECOGNIZES NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY SENIORS

Brockway NHS 2018 Seniors

Brockway, PA – The Brockway Chapter of National Honor Society added 18 new members but said goodbye to 17 seniors who left their mark on the school and organization.

In a ceremony Wednesday at the school, new NHS members took the NHS oath.  These students were chosen from the student body based on National Honor Society’s four pillars of character, scholarship, leadership, and service.

In order to be selected, the students had to have an A average and write an essay demonstrating their character,

 

AGENCY ON AGING GETS TRAINING TO PREVENT FALLS

CCAAA Matter of Balance falls

Clearfield, PA – Would you know what to do if an elderly loved one falls and hurts themselves? Do you know how to make falls less likely for them to begin with?

Several members of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging got special training recently, called A Matter of Balance.

The program showed the employees the risk of falling but also practical things that older people can do to prevent falls.

 

TREES OF GIVING HELP LOCAL SENIORS

Christmas bear toys

Clearfield, PA – Nearly 150 local senior citizens will be given some thoughtful and helpful gifts to brighten their holiday through the Trees of Giving program. The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging paired up with Clearfield Borough Police to place trees in pharmacies, where people could choose tags that listed what local seniors wanted to get for Christmas.

Some seniors will also receive fuel assistance to help keep them warm throughout the winter.

 

CHRIST THE KING RESIDENTS COME TO VISIT DCC SENIORS

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DuBois, PA – This Friday, seniors at DuBois Central Catholic will spend some time with seniors of another variety… the residents of Christ the King Manor.

The students have been visiting Christ the King Manor for 15 years, but this year is the first time that the residents will be coming to the school.

Becky Dutra, the campus minister at DCC, says that the students often continue to visit the residents,