Bingocize: Franklin County seniors could benefit from new program
- Author: Andrea Rose The Record Herald
- Author: Thursday, January 30th, 2020
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — There is a new movement out there, and it soon might be sweeping through Franklin County.
Franklin County's senior activity centers hope to bring Bingocize to town.
Bingocize is a 10-week program that combines a bingo-like game with exercise, technology and health education.
"It's an exercise program that promotes activity and socialization," said Traci Kline, director of the Franklin County Area Agency on Aging, which operates eight senior centers across the county. "Bingo is very popular, and it's video-based training. We can do it all in house."
Kline asked the Franklin County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday to approve an agreement between the county and Western Kentucky to implement the program at a maximum cost of $1,130, which would be paid through a Pennsylvania Department of Aging block grant.
"We usually have a difficult time spending (the grant funding) because programs must be evidence-based," Kline told the board. "This is evidence-based."
The board is expected to vote on the license agreement at its next meeting Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at the commissioners office at 340 N. Second St. in Chambersburg.