For Immediate Release
October 16, 2015
Contact: Jackie Calzadilla
Miami Lakes, FL - County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. has generously donated $15,000 to the Town of Miami Lakes to ensure the continuance of senior programming. The donation will allow classes to continue for approximately six months, beginning in October. Funding for the programs had been cut during the legislative conference session. The Elderly Affairs Committee had previously requested to move funds from their committee budget to allow for classes to continue throughout the month of September until a permanent funding solution is found.
In the past, Miami-Dade County Public Schools applied for a grant from the State and the monies were distributed to various schools to provide senior programming throughout the County. Miami Lakes courses were previously provided through the dollars given to Hialeah Adult Education Center. A long term funding alternative is still being pursued by all governmental agencies.