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County renews Sun City senior center contract

SUN CITY, Ariz. -- The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Oct. 23 a $10,000 contract renewal with the Banner-Olive Branch Senior Center in Sun City.

The funds will be used to prepare and deliver more than 50,000 hot, nutritious meals to area senior citizens.

The contract will provide senior center services to protect the physical, emotional and mental well being of elderly individuals and assist them in maintaining self-sufficiency. The meals will be delivered to senior citizens in the Olive Branch service area Monday through Friday during the year.

“It is hard to imagine a more important organization than one that provides nutritious meals to the elderly,” said District 4 Supervisor Clint Hickman. “The Banner-Olive Branch Senior Center serves many senior citizens who can no longer feed themselves and need some assistance. They provide a tremendous service to the community with a caring attitude and I want to express my appreciation for their efforts.”

The Banner Health-Olive Branch Senior Center is the only senior center located in Sun City and is vital to meeting crucial needs of senior citizens living in the community, according to Mr. Hickman.

“Services provided include entertainment programs, socialization programs, crafts, exercise, counseling, legal assistance, health promotion activities and volunteer opportunities,” he added.

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