State senator offers helping hand for seniors

When Jemith Rosa approached State Sen. Wilton Simpson seeking some assistance for a project to help senior citizens, she came away with more than she expected. Rosa went to Simpson to see if he could help her with her quest for a new, and larger senior center in Dade City. Simpson, of Trilby, responded to her request by donating 1.7 acres, behind the existing center in downtown Dade … [Read more...]

Library helps people who want jobs, or to volunteer

The Land O’ Lakes Branch Library recently was a hub — for those seeking opportunities for paying jobs, or to volunteer. In fact, the library has a series of events this month, which is set aside as Career Development Month, focused on helping people find work. On Nov. 7, a  CareerSource Pasco-Hernando bus was parked outside the library, located at 2818 Collier Parkway in Land O’ Lakes. … [Read more...]

Pasco cuts ribbon on kitchen to feed seniors

Nutritious meals that are served to Pasco County seniors will now be made locally. The meals previously were prepared in St. Petersburg and then trucked over to Pasco County. Now, the food preparation will be done in a new commercial kitchen at the Land O’ Lakes Senior Center. Pasco County officials cut the ribbon on the new kitchen, at 6801 Wisteria Loop in Land O’ Lakes, on March … [Read more...]

New space sought for Zephyrhills Senior Center

Pasco County Senior Services is seeking a new location for the Zephyrhills Senior Center, after its abrupt closure at St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church. Last month, the church informed the county it no longer could support the program, citing financial reasons. The senior center closed on Dec. 31. It been operated at the church since 2010. Under a public-private agreement, the church … [Read more...]