The Livingston County Senior Citizens’ Fund Board partnered with seven agencies in 2017 to provide transportation, food, health services and exercise opportunities for Livingston County seniors.

The Livingston County Senior Citizens’ Fund Board partnered with seven agencies in 2017 to provide transportation, food, health services and exercise opportunities for Livingston County seniors. A total of $91,798.01 was distributed in 2017, with the Grand River Multipurpose Center receiving $40,000, the largest share of funds, according to Suzi Beck, one of the Livingston County Senior Citizens’ Fund Board members. OATS, Inc., which provides transportation services, received $23,000. The remaining agencies received smaller amounts. The Livingston County Senior Citizens’ Services Fund Board has completed its annual report. “Funds distributed this year, as in the past, reflect the board’s dedication to address the needs for services to the seniors in our county,” Beck said. Funds are collected through a 0.0510 tax on total assessed valuation. “This year marks the fourth year of senior assistance, thanks to Livingston County voter approval to establish the Senior Citizens’ Services Fund in 2013,” Beck said. “The needs of seniors continue to expand and it is our challenge to continue funding for services to assist our residents to remain in their homes and maintain their independence,” Beck said. “The quality of life of Livingston County senior citizens will remain a priority for the board.” Board members are Suzi Beck, Tim Bosler, Dale Arnold, Kathryn Ratliff, Susan Davis, Ron Wilder and David O. Walker.