The Florence Senior Center received kudos from city council for its most recent financial report.
The new center, in operation since April 2010, preceded by the long-lived but now defunct Senior Booster Center on 15th Street, is showing its operations now completely in the black, while its newest program, the Singing Pines Café, is on the “plus-side.”
Said Bob Hellewell, president of the center’s board, “We’re finally in the black, a little bit.”
According to the center’s formal report for July through December 2012, its board of directors has been making a concerted effort to reduce costs, now apparent especially in lower utility costs overall.
The center has cut its propane costs by more than $200 a month with the purchase of a new convection oven and by nearly $300 a month by reprogramming and locking down its building heating thermostats. It also eliminated its cable TV service for a $100 a month savings.
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