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Shippensburg Senior Center to Receive State Grant Funding, Kauffman Announces
SHIPPENSBURG – State Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Cumberland/Franklin) announced that the Shippensburg Area Senior Center will receive $112,381 in state grant funding. This grant will be a significant boost of support as the center is anticipated to move into a permanent location in the former Shippensburg Community Center.

“I’m thrilled that this project was awarded a significant amount of funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging,” Kauffman said. “The community has been rallying around work to move the center to a permanent home, and this grant is just the shot in the arm that we need to support the work necessary.”

Kauffman wrote a letter of support for the grant earlier this year and noted that the funding would be used to replace outdated air conditioning and heating systems in the former borough community building. According to the legislator, with funding now in place for this costly upgrade, the move to the new facility should be much more feasible.

“I’m grateful that the senior center has continued to flourish in a temporary location at the Christ United Methodist Church,” Kauffman said. “But our seniors and our community will benefit by having a permanent location.”

Thirty-six senior community centers around the Commonwealth received awards through the 2013-14 Senior Community Center grant program. The Shippensburg facility is sponsored by Messiah Lifeways, a 118-year-old nonprofit organization that serves as a network for individuals age 55 and older in central Pennsylvania. The center also receives support through community fundraising efforts.

Representative Rob Kauffman
89th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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