Alva Review-Courier -

Senior Citizens worry about funding gap


August 13, 2017

Lynn L. Martin

The Senior Nutrition Center serves about 60 meals per day. Half are delivered around town to home-bound seniors, and the other meals are served to those who can make it downtown.

Members of the Senior Nutrition Center are nervous about a funding gap that has developed with a termination letter from SWODA (South Western Oklahoma Development Authority) to Panhandle Nutrition Service. Recently the Woods County commissioners were notified that SWODA has absorbed the territory handled by OEDA in order to increase efficiencies. SWODA will handle the western third of Oklahoma.

SWODA apparently was unable to iron out differences with Panhandle Council for Senior Concerns, a contractor used by OEDA. Debora Glasgow, SWODA's executive director, told Rep. Carl Newton that "SWOD...

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