Rep. Crawford joins experts to provide senior presentation to House committee

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State Rep. Kathy Crawford, left, welcomed Kelly Arndt, middle, and Stephanie Moore, right, to Lansing today to present an informative, comprehensive report on the evolvement of senior centers in the community and the vital role they play in bettering the lives of our aging Americans.

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, R-Novi, today joined certified experts to provide an informative senior center presentation to update the Families, Children and Seniors House Committee.

Appearing with Rep. Crawford were Stephanie Moore, associate director/program director for Oceana County Council on Aging and president of the Michigan Association of Senior Centers, as well as, Kelly Arndt, senior director of East Lansing Senior Center and legislative chair of the Michigan Association of Senior Centers.

“I’d like to thank Stephanie Moore and Kelly Arndt for joining me at the Capitol today and for creating this amazing presentation to provide a snapshot of all the programming that senior centers are offering to meet the ever-changing needs of older Michiganians in the community.”

Rep. Crawford also noted that senior centers are now focusing on programming for activities for 50-year-olds through 100-year-olds, and there has been a notable increase in variety of community engagement activities.

 “Senior centers have changed drastically in the past 40 years and they will continue to develop as more and more people live longer and fuller lives,” said Rep. Crawford. “Senior centers play a critical role in the betterment of lives.”