RECOGNIZING THE EMPORIUM SENIOR CENTER AND THE CLEARFIELD SENIOR CENTER; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 60
(Senate - April 08, 2019)

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RECOGNIZING THE EMPORIUM SENIOR CENTER AND THE CLEARFIELD SENIOR CENTER

 Mr. CASEY. Mr. President. I recently visited two senior 
centers in Pennsylvania, the Emporium Senior Center in Cameron County 
and the Clearfield Senior Center in Clearfield County, to discuss 
issues on the minds of older Pennsylvanians and those who serve them. 
We spoke about the need to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social 
Security; the importance of bringing down the high cost of prescription 
drugs; and how to prevent con artists from scamming older adults out of 
their hard-earned savings.
  We must continue to support senior centers and other gathering places 
for older adults. For many, senior centers are a hub for services and a 
place where older Americans find a sense of community and belonging. 
They are the

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place where seniors gather with friends to socialize, look for help 
with everyday challenges, and learn about timely topics. I am pleased 
that the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, of which I am the 
ranking member, has examined ways to enhance the services and supports 
that senior centers provide. I'd like to commend the Emporium Senior 
Center and Clearfield Senior Center for the excellent services that 
they provide seniors and important role they play in the 
community.

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