Senate District 23
Nickie J. Antonio
Antonio Announces Relief Funds to Support Adult Day and Senior Centers
November 8, 2021
Today, state Senator Nickie J. Antonio (D-Lakewood) announced that three adult day and senior centers in Parma and Cleveland will be awarded CARES Act relief funding to support nutrition services, including home-delivered and congregate meals, and to assist with the purchase of Covid-19 personal protective equipment.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the closure of many adult day and senior centers, cutting older Ohioans off from the services they relied on, including critical meal programs,” Antonio said. “As we begin to recover from the pandemic, this funding will go a long way toward supporting providers and ensure they can safely re-open to serve our community. I recognize the extraordinary sacrifice of all the hardworking individuals who administer these services and will continue to do everything possible to support them.”

The Ohio Department of Aging awarded more than $5.3 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funding to 53 senior centers and 22 adult day services across the state, including three in Parma and Cleveland. The Donna Smallwood Activities Center in Parma is set to receive $9,600. The Senior Citizens Resources senior center in Cleveland will receive $62,200, and the Your Second Family adult day service in Cleveland will receive $21,000. Providers will begin receiving relief payments this month.

If you have questions about nutrition programs that may be available for you or someone you know, contact the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging at 216-621-0303 or go online at For a full list of providers receiving funding, click here.
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