Seniors spared pain of Republican cuts
HAMILTON – In response to passage of Issue 1, the renewal of the Middletown senior citizens services levy, Butler County Democratic Party Executive Chair Jocelyn Bucaro issued the following statement:
“As the only political party to endorse Issue 1, the Butler County Democratic Party is pleased to stand with the senior citizens of Middletown. Tonight’s successful levy campaign means that Central Connections will continue to be able to provide Meals on Wheels and other independent living services to Middletown’s growing senior population despite the funding cuts by Republicans at the state and local level. Tonight, we proudly stand with the citizens of Middletown who realize the value Central Connections provides to our community and neighbors.”
According to the Journal News, Central Connections needed to renew the levy to pay off its remaining mortgage after the county had cut $450,000 from its annual funding. The organization provides nearly 10,500 home-delivered meals a month to area seniors and provides transportation to over 1,000 people a month for essential trips they otherwise could not make.