SEATTLE - Over $20.6 million has been invested in senior centers across King County, Executive Dow Constantine announced Tuesday.
In a news release, officials said the investment will:
- Offer a wide range of resources for older adults and their caregivers.
- Expand outreach to isolated seniors.
- Create and enhance services reflecting the diversity of King County's senior population.
The funding came when voters approved the expanded Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy.
"King County is investing in programs specifically designed to improve the quality of life for our local seniors and their families," Constantine said. "Thanks to King County voters, we are making healthy aging a priority, and the support we're providing for these senior centers will significantly increase access to services for older adults throughout the region."
Officials said 28 senior centers successfully competed for a total of $19,480,000 and will form 14 hubs for targeted senior services around the region. Funding is expected to be allocated over the next four and a half years.
Thirteen additional centers will receive $90,000 each in one-time funding to provide services or investments in minor capital or equipment purchases, officials said.
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