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Phillips secures funding for Ballard Senior Center in King County’s 2013 budget


Funding allows center to provide programs for low-income seniors


The Ballard Senior Center will be able to keep its doors open to seniors in need next year thanks to funding secured by Larry Phillips, who represents Ballard on the Metropolitan King County Council. The Council today approved $20,000 for the Ballard Northwest Senior Center in King County’s 2013 Budget.

“Low-income seniors depend upon the Ballard Senior Center for meals and activities and the Ballard Senior Center depends on funding from King County to keep providing essential programs,” said Phillips. “I am pleased we were once again able to fund the Ballard Senior Center which plays such a valuable role enabling seniors to be engaged in our community and connected to services that improve their quality of life.”

The Ballard Senior Center must raise 72 percent of its operating budget. The senior center serves over 4,000 elders. They provide nutritional hot lunches, health and wellness services, exercise opportunities, social work, programs and socialization activities for seniors.

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