For Immediate Release
July 23, 2015
Contact: Jackie Calzadilla
Miami Lakes, FL - On Monday, July 6 in a special meeting called by Mayor Michael Pizzi, the Miami Lakes Town Council unanimously passed a motion to continue classes offered to seniors after funding had been cut during the legislative conference session. Thanks to the personal donations from Lowell and Betty Dunn, Universal Waste Services, and residents Ladd and Carol Howell. The funding will allow for classes to continue throughout the month of July until a permanent funding solution is found.
In the past, Miami-Dade County Public Schools applied for a grant from the state and the monies were distributed to various schools to provide senior programming throughout the County. Miami Lakes courses were provided through the dollars given to Hialeah Adult Education Center.
We are delighted to be able to continue the programs through July that impacted over 150 seniors. “Our senior education classes improver the health and mental wellbeing of our seniors and represent the values of our Town. As Mayor, I will take whatever step needed to make sure that these classes continue for decades to come. Our elder residents expect and deserve them,” said Mayor Michael Pizzi.