Clearfield CAL Receives Congressional Record

Pictured, from left, are: Wanda Pennington, Jane Patrick, Judy Hugney, Connie Harris, Sally Hurd, Alice Pollock, Marilyn Fanning, Mary Ellen Osterhout, Julie Hunsinger and Sandy Alsop. Missing from photo is Nadine Bressler. (Provided photo)

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield Center for Active Living was the recipient of a Congressional Record from the office of U.S. Senator Bob Casey following his recent visit to the center.

The plaque was presented to the Clearfield County Centers for Active Living by Alice Pollock, APPRISE & CAL coordinator, during their monthly staff meeting where all center mangers and casual managers were recognized for their hard work and dedication to the seniors of Clearfield County.

The Congressional Record read: “Mr. President, I recently visited two senior centers in Pennsylvania, the Emporium Senior Center in Cameron County and the Clearfield Senior Center in Clearfield County, to discuss issues on the minds of older Pennsylvanians and those who serve them.

“We spoke about the need to protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security; the importance of bringing down the high cost of prescription drugs; and how to prevent con-artists from scamming older adults out of their hard-earned savings.

“We must continue to support senior centers and other gathering places for older adults.  For many, senior centers are a hub for services and a place where older Americans find a sense of community and belonging.

“They are a place where seniors gather with friends to socialize, look for help with everyday challenges and learn about timely topics.

“I am pleased that the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, of which I am the ranking member, has examined ways to enhance the services and supports that senior centers provide.

“I’d like to commend the Emporium Senior Center and Clearfield Senior Center for the excellent services that they provide seniors and important role they play in the community.”

The plaque is on display at the Clearfield Center for Active Living located at 116 S. Second St., Clearfield.

Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.

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