(July 12, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners unanimously approved an application for more than $50,000 in state funding for senior citizen programs last Tuesday.
Senior Budget Accountant Kim Reynolds said the $54,608 operating fund grant would come from the Maryland Department of Aging and would go toward the county’s Commission on Aging and its activities for area seniors during fiscal year 2020.
The money would be divided between the county’s four senior citizen centers:
• Northern Worcester County Senior Citizen, which serves 230 people.
• Ocean City Senior Center, which serves 390 people.
• Pocomoke City Senior Center, which serves 90 people.
• Snow Hill Senior Center, which serves 140 people.
Each facility would get $13,652, according to the proposal.
The centers already offer a variety of exercise classes, but organizers proposed holding a wellness reward program, as well as a cooking and nutrition series.
She added the county commissioners were not required to match the money.
Reynolds added the grant is “slated to be approved.”
Commissioner Joseph Mitrecic moved to allow the funding request, which Commissioner Jim Bunting seconded.