Boldyga, Humason to present check to Southwick Senior Center

Southwick Senior Center. (WNG File Photo)

SOUTHWICK – Sen. Don Humason and Rep. Nick Boldyga will be at the Southwick Senior Center on Wednesday at Noon to present a check to the Council on Aging. The check presentation is for a $5,500 grant that the Council on Aging is receiving to make improvements or additions. 

This past July, Humason was able to secure grant funding for each of the 11 communities he serves and the 11 senior centers in those communities.  Once the final budget was signed and the grant funding approved, Humason notified the 11 council on aging’s that they would each be receiving at least $5,000. Humason received support for that earmark from Representative Boldyga once the item passed through the senate.

While Humason noted that he’s never done this for senior centers in the past, it’s very similar to what he’s done with the public libraries that are in the towns and cities he represents. 

Cindy Sullivan. (WNG file photo)

Humason added that the checks presented to the 11 council on aging’s is just a ceremonial big check. The actual money for the senior centers is on the way as the state has sent a letter to all of the communities to notify them the funding will be delivered soon .

Cindy Sullivan, Southwick Council on Aging Executive Director, has pointed out that there are a few ideas that the $5,500 grant could be used for. The items include fixing the doors and upgrading the mirrors in the center’s exercise room,  and also purchasing a new touch screen computer software that is used to check senior center members into the building. 

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