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Ocean County to approve multi-million dollar lifeline for senior services

in Toms River News

TOMS RIVER – The Ocean County Board of Commissioners plans to authorize $7.4 million in federal, state and county funds for 25 contracts covering 50 social service programs at its first regular meeting of 2023 next week.

The appropriations come just as Commission Director Joseph H. Vicari has written to President Joe Biden, with a request for more federal aid for home-delivered meals to local senior citizens in need, and greater environmental protection measures for the Shore and Barnegat Bay.

At an agenda session of the board on Wednesday, Vicari said that a growing number of the county’s estimated 200,000 senior citizens are now 85 and older.

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