Chatham Seniors Thank Donors; Receive Grant to Make Action Plan

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Eighty percent of the Chatham Senior Center's budget is funded by donors, who were served this cake on Sunday Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham senior center event to thank donors on Sunday Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris and Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter sign pledge to make their communities inviting for seniors Credits: TAP Chatham
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Chatham Township Committee Member Karen Swartz at gathering to thank donors Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM, NJ - Senior Services of the Chathams held an event to thank its donors on Sunday and also used the occasion to plan for an inviting future for the senior community.

The Chatham Senior Center, located in the Chatham Township Municipal Building at 58 Meyersville Rd., and its programs are 80 percent self-funded. Chatham Township and Chatham Borough each chip in 10 percent of the budget for the programs at the center.

Chatham Borough Mayor Bruce Harris and Chatham Township Mayor Curt Ritter both signed a pledge on Sunday to ensure that their towns remain an "inviting community for seniors."

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Toward that end, the Chatham Senior Center Board of Trustees and the Madison Health Department announced that a $35,000 grant from the Grotta Fund will be used to create a survey that will ask seniors from Chatham and Madison for input on how to make services more "age-friendly."

Once specific proposals are formulate, a $75,000 grant to put in place an actionable plan to achieve those goals.

 

 

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