Senator Manchin spent time with Wyoming County senior citizens today, sharing a lunchtime meal with those in attendance at the Council on Aging senior center located in Itmann.
“We appreciate the Senator taking time during the August recess to spend time discussing important topics to our participating senior citizens,” said Jennifer Gibson, Executive Director of the Council on Aging. “Senior citizens reflect the largest block of voters in West Virginia and spent a lifetime as taxpayers.”
Jennifer Gibson said that there are a number of topics that were discussed including the need to increase funding for nutrition programs and in-home health care that kept older West Virginians out of nursing homes.
“Fully understanding that these programs are made up of a combination of state and federal dollars, we must work with both Charleston and Washington to ensure the important programs continue,” stated Gibson.“We’re very thankful that Senator Manchin made sure that the ear of Washington and the United States Senate was brought to Itmann today.
The Council on Aging is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving quality of life for our community seniors. For over thirty years, the COA has provided a wide variety of free and low-cost services and programs to the aged and disabled.