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Michael Saunders & Company Foundation Awards Friendship Centers with $1,000 Grant

Funds are earmarked to provide older adult programming through Friendship Centers to the Newtown community.

The Friendship Centers has received a $1,000 grant from the Michael Saunders & Company Foundation (MSC Foundation) to help the Centers continue to provide enrichment programming for older adults at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in Newtown.

“We have been offering older adult programming in Newtown for many years,” said Erin McLeod, Friendship Centers president and CEO. “But we want to do more, and the grant from MSC Foundation will help greatly in letting us continue reaching even more seniors in need throughout our area. The Robert L. Taylor Community Complex is an amazing facility” said McLeod, “and we are pleased we can continue our work there through generous grants like this.”

The funding will go towards outreach programming in Newtown intended to help low-income older adults socialize, get fit and become educated on areas like managing their finances, their medication and their relationships through the Friendship Centers. The Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, formerly known as the “Rec” is a Newtown institution, having been an integral part of the community for more than 60 years. It houses a 13-acre campus with pool, fitness facility, recreation areas, computer lab, gymnasium and sports areas. For more information about the complex, visit its website or call 941.954.4182.

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