For Participants Under Age 55
In Programs Offered At
THE CENTRE REGION SENIOR CENTER
Programs offered by the Centre Region Senior Center are intended for adults age 55+.
The Centre Region Senior Center has been operated by the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority (CRPRA) since 1975 as part of the Centre Region Council of Governments, with funding assistance from the Centre County Office of Aging. For Centre Region Senior Center bus trips:
- The "Resident Fee" is provided to residents of one of the 5 participating municipalities (State College Borough and the Twps. of College, Harris, Ferguson and Patton).
- A 25% surcharge is added for Centre County residents not living in one of those 5 municipalities.
- A 50% surcharge is added for those from outside Centre County.
This policy was implemented by the CRPR Authority Board several years ago in recognition of the annual contributions those 5 municipalities make towards the Centre Region Senior Center, which for 2015 totaled $112,500 and was approximately 50% of the total annual cost to operate the Centre Region Senior Center. The Centre County Office of Aging is contributing about $78,000 to the operation in 2015, and the County fully operates the Senior Centers in Bellefonte, Philipsburg, Penns Valley and Showshoe. Program fees and donations provide the balance of the revenue required to operate the Centre Region Senior Center each year.
The Centre Region Senior Center also offers a wide variety of free programs and events as well as the noontime meal program. Essentially, the contributions of the 5 participating municipalities to the Centre Region Senior Center have enabled expanded services since it was established. For all other programs by the Centre Region Senior Center and across the CRPR Agency (including the swimming pools, nature center, parks, etc.), the fees for those living outside of the 5 participating municipalities includes the 50% surcharge.
MEDICAL ESCORTS: Medical Escorts (defined as an escort, age 21 or over, required by the
senior attendee due to a medical condition) are also permitted to register and participate for programs
without restriction. Medical Escorts will be required to pay the same program fee as the Attended
Senior (Resident or Nonresident).
OTHER ESCORTS / GUESTS: Program Registrations for fee-based programs by adults age 21-54, and who are guests of an eligible senior, will be accepted on a space-available basis starting one
week prior to the established Registration Deadline.
Also view the Health & Safety Policy
CENTRE COUNTY PROGRAMS: Programs that are provided or sponsored by the Centre
County Office of Aging at the Centre Region Senior Center, such as congregate noon-time
meals and the van service, are available at increased fees to those under age 60.
- For adults age 60 & over, a donation of $1.50 per meal is requested to help offset some of the meal cost.
- For adults age 55-59, the lunch fee is $4.25 per meal.
- For the noon-time meals, if a couple visits the senior center and one is 60+ and the spouse is under
60, the underage spouse is eligible for the meal at the regular, suggested meal donation
COUNTY VAN SERVICE
- If an age 60+ participant requires a Medical Escort (who is under age
60), the Office of Aging will consider permitting the underage rider to escort the senior at no
additional cost. This inquiry should be made to the County in advance of the travel day.
Otherwise, all riders under age 60 must pay the full fee for the van service.
This policy was approved by the Centre County Office of Aging and
was formally adopted by the Centre Region Parks & Recreation Authority on 13 Sep 07 and amended on 17 Nov 2011.