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W.Va. closing some aging resource centers

June 23, 2014
Associated Press

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Budget cuts are forcing the state to close some of its Aging and Disability Resource Centers.

The centers help seniors and residents with disabilities find and apply for services and resources to help them live independently.

Bureau of Senior Services says that centers in Petersburg, Fairmont, Charleston and Princeton will remain open.

Commissioner Robert Roswell tells The Journal (http://bit.ly/1pu9VJm) that 25 percent of the centers' clients are walk-ins. Most centers conduct business by telephone.

He says the centers that will remain open have the most walk-in clients.

Roswell says the bureau had to reduce its budget by 7.5 percent.

The bureau provides grants to organizations to operate the centers.

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Information from: The Journal, http://journal-news.net/

 
 

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