Meals for Oklahoma seniors facing reductions

BY BARBARA HOBEROCK - Tulsa World Modified: October 5, 2009 at 6:21 am •  Published: October 5, 2009
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The Commission for Human Services last week shaved $14.6 million off its budget in response to declining state revenue.

All state agencies have been instructed to cut their budgets.

The agency’s Aging Services Division, which includes the senior nutrition program, took the largest hit at $7.4 million.

Funds are passed down to 11 area agencies on aging to pay for senior nutrition centers and home-delivered meals to seniors.

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"To say what has happened is foolish is a huge and gross understatement.”
Don Hudman
Areawide Agency on Aging executive director

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