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Senior Employee Program Recognizes Participants

May 23, 2018

FAYETTEVILLEThe Cumberland County Senior Community Service Employee Program (SCSEP) recognized participants and partners during an awards program May 16 at the Smith Recreation Center. Seven program participants and four partner agencies were recognized with certificates of appreciation.

 

The program was held in observance of Older Americans Month, which is celebrated in May. The theme for this year’s observance is “Engage at Every Age.” The SCSEP program promotes economic self-sufficiency by providing part-time employment opportunities for unemployed, low-income individuals age 55 and older. The program serves seniors in Cumberland, Bladen, Lee, Moore, Richmond and Robeson counties and is funded by Senior Services of American with a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

 

Program Director Ann Johnson presented certificates to the following SCSEP participants and partner agencies.

  • Thomas Crawford – Council on Older Adults
  • John Council – A1 Supply Company
  • Doug Daniels – Life Matters Centers for Hope, Health and Healing
  • James Lea – Sleepy Hollow Mobile Home Park
  • Vickie Martin – Salvation Army
  • George Marshall Jr. – Moore County Department of Social Services
  • George McNeill Jr. – Salvation Army
  • Cumberland County Council on Older Adults
  • Life Matters Centers for Hope, Health and Healing
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Salvation Army

 

“We feel like the seniors in the counties we serve are the best seniors in the world,” Johnson said. “The Senior Community Service Employee Program needs the support of our community and community partners. If public or private sectors need an employee, we should have someone to meet your needs.”

 

The Senior Community Service Employment Program is located at 707B Executive Place, Fayetteville. For more information, call 910-321-6449 or go to co.cumberland.nc.us/seniors.