Commissioners declare Sept. as Senior Center Month

BROOKVILLE — County commissioners Paul Corbin and Jeff Pisarcik signed a proclamation declaring September 2012 to be Senior Community Center Month at a meeting of the County Commission last Tuesday.

Fellow commissioner James McIntyre was absent for the signing
The proclamation read, “We, Commissioners of the County of Jefferson, do hereby proclaim September 2012 as National Senior Community Center Month.

“We encourage all Jeffersonians to recognize the important role senior community centers play in the lives of older persons in Jefferson County. We encourage everyone to visit one of the four locations in Jefferson County during September 2012. Experience the fun in aging.”

According to the proclamation, there are more than 600 senior community centers providing a variety of activities, programs and services in every county across the Commonwealth.

They are designed to meet the challenges of aging, particularly with the baby boomer generation. They provide opportunities for seniors to stay active and healthy, continue learning, share experiences, get meals and stay connected with friends and community members.

More than 79,000 eligible persons take meals at these centers, and more than 4 million meals are served annually, according to the proclamation.
The proclamation calls senior community centers “a visible symbol of Pennsylvania’s ongoing support for the independence and integration of older persons in their communities.”

One of the prompts for the proclamation was the National Institute for Senior Centers celebrating a national senior center month in September with the theme “It Happens at My Senior Center.”

The National Institute for Senior Centers is a part of the National Council on Aging, a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.

 In other business:
• The commissioners approved invoices in the amount of $560,961.21 for the period Aug. 14-28 inclusive.

• The commissioners approved pending invoices in the amount of $317,168.46.

  • The commissioners approved the actual gross payroll in the amount of $202,124.75 for the period July 29 through Aug. 11 inclusive.

  • The commissioners approved the tentative gross payroll in the amount of $203,000 for the period Aug. 12-25 inclusive.

The next meeting of the county commission will take place on at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at Jefferson Place.