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Geronimo senior site in jeopardy

GERONIMO  A handful of Geronimo senior citizens found out what funding for the next five years might hold for programs affecting them.

Association of South Central Oklahoma Government Director of Supportive Services Ken Jones said he has been visiting some of the different nutritional sites in the eight county region served by ASCOG to gather input on the priorities for the $2.2 million in Area Agency on Aging funding for the next five years.

"I am here today to find out where we should spend this money," he told the group.

About twice asmany patrons needed

After the meeting, Jones said the main reason why he scheduled a meeting at the Geronimo Nutrition site is this one is in danger of closing if more don't start attending the congregate meals. Currently between 15 and 20 people attend but they need to get those numbers of 60-year-olds-plus coming to eat to between 35-40.

"This justifies using the space and helps reduce food expenses," Jones said.

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