Daily Progress - July 26, 2018 - Greene County senior citizens are getting an extra day at the senior center thanks to a budget increase in the county’s fiscal year 2019 budget. The county approved a 27 percent increase to the Jefferson Area Board for Aging, bringing the budget total to $112,546, allowing it to add a third day of services per week beginning Aug. 9 at its Stanardsville senior center.
JABA Senior Center Open for a Third Day in Greene County
“JABA is so excited to have this opportunity,” said Emily Daidone, manager of senior nutrition programs for JABA. “The county just realized how amazing this program is, I think, and how they work so hard—Sandra [Davis] and her team—to serve the community. Greene County is setting a wonderful precedent by recognizing the need.”
Beginning Aug. 9 the senior center will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon for a hot meal, fellowship and activities.
“When we survey our centers the most prevalent feedback that we get [from participants] is that these locations have given them purpose and relationships and friends and just really helps to curb that feeling of isolation and loneliness that can creep up as we all get older,” Daidone said.
“To me it’s absolutely wonderful because I see the need for the seniors and for the community,” said Sandra Davis, manager of the Greene County Senior Center. “It’s great. I’m excited about it and what this extra day will do in the lives of the people who will attend.” Read More...