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Seven W.Va. Aging Resource Centers Closing Due to Cuts


The state is closing seven Aging and Disability Resource Centers because of budget cuts.

The centers help seniors and residents with disabilities find and apply for services and resources to help them live independently.
 Bureau of Senior Services commissioner Robert Roswell tells The Journal that three centers in Petersburg, Fairmont and Princeton will remain open.
Roswell says 25 percent of the centers’ clients are walk-ins. Most centers conduct business by telephone.
He says the three centers that will remain open have the most walk-in clients.
Roswell says the bureau had to reduce its budget by 7.5 percent.
The bureau provides grants to organizations to operate the centers.