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Bay Aging deals with federal budget cuts

With more federal budget reductions on the horizon, the Bay Aging Board of Directors discussed how some of the cuts the non-profit organization is currently dealing with are affecting the services it provides to the community, according to Kathy Vesley-Massey, the agency’s president and chief executive officer.

Vesley-Massey said the board, meeting Dec. 1 at Port Town Village Apartments in Urbanna, talked about how federal funds have already been lost for indoor plumbing projects the agency offers.
Funds for weatherization projects are being reduced, she said, and no federal funds are available for certain senior housing projects, such as Bay Aging’s plans to build a second phase of apartments at Daffodil Gardens in Gloucester.

All of these projects are needed, Vesley-Massey said, but the senior apartments are especially needed now. The Daffodil Gardens waiting list tops 100 people, she said.

On a separate matter, Bay Aging plans to conduct its first comprehensive...

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