Seven aging centers closing in W. Va.

Local - 6/23/2014 4:52 PM by Stuart Hammer

PRINCETON – The state is closing seven Aging and Disability Resource Centers, but one in Mercer County makes the cut.

The state cites budget cuts as the reason for closing the centers but officials say low client numbers is also a factor.

The Aging Centers help seniors and residents with disabilities find and apply for services and resources to live independently. Most of these centers conduct business by telephone, but the three centers that will remain open have the most walk-in clients. That includes centers in Petersburg, Fairmont, and Princeton.

“We would expect more usage with our toll-free number, simply because geographically we cover 13 counties and it's going to be harder for somebody in Webster County to come to Mercer County,” says Executive Director, Ramona Stanley.

To contact the Aging Center in downtown Princeton you can call 1-877-598-2372.


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