Senior Nutrition Program About to End in Washtenaw County

When the Federal Government began its closure operation, some of the programs in Washtenaw County have been shutdown. The closedown affected many federal programs such as Senior citizen and housing programs.

Andrea Plevek, Human Services Manager for the Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development office, said the county, which receives a grant to fund its Senior Nutrition Program, was told to prioritize how the remaining funds are used during the shutdown and to put a higher priority on people who cannot leave their homes.

Senior Nutrition program in Washtenaw County will continue to get free meals this week for elderly but if the federal government shutdown runs into day 14 of October, the county will start cutting back services.

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