|Senior Citizen Services levy passes easily|
|Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:21 PM|
BY STEPHANIE GROVES
DELPHOS — Allen County voters supported the .3-mill 5-year replacement Senior Citizen Services levy on the ballot Tuesday night. With the passage of the measure, the county will appropriate over $616,000 for agency services over the next five years.
Director of the Delphos Senior Citizens Center Joyce Hale said it’s been a good night.
“It’s nice to be able to say, at this time, the people in the county are behind us,” Hale was elated.
Monies generated from this levy will provide services and facilities for senior citizens in Allen County served by the following agencies: Allen County Council on Aging, Inc.; Delphos Senior Citizens, Inc.; Senior Citizens Services, Inc.; and Senior Citizens Association of Bluffton.
Funds received by the agencies from the levy will be used to provide services for Allen County elderly residents. Funds are also matched with federal and state grant monies to increase local service dollars and bring taxpayers’ dollars back into the county. The services provided contribute to a better quality of life for senior citizens within Allen County.
Services and assistance available from the agencies include the Elderly Day Care Center, living wills, durable power of attorney/healthcare, Homestead Exemption, home-delivered meals, health and wellness programs, income tax forms, monthly blood glucose screens, review of medications, prescription assistance apps, senior fitness classes, caregivers’ training and support groups and many others.
“With 69 percent of the vote, it makes us feel what we are doing is appreciated,” Hale added. “We want to thank all in the community who supported us.”