The Seneca County Commission on Aging is looking to renew its levy to provide and maintain services and facilities for senior citizens.
The levy is for 0.3 mills, which Seneca County Commission on Aging Executive Director Bryan Glover said it would cost the average homeowner about $6 or $7 a year to help seniors live in their own homes.
"One of the greatest things for a senior is to be able to remain in their own home," Glover said. "Not that there's anything wrong with nursing homes or extended care facilities, but who wouldn't, given the choice, rather be at home?"
The commission on aging, which receives no public funding outside of the levy, provides services such as basic housekeeping, home maintenance, transportation and meals.
Glover said the commission is on pace to serve about 120,000 meals in 2012.
The money from the levy makes up about 25 percent of the commission's budget, and Glover said the money helps it draw in money from other counties.
"We're very proactive in finding different ways to fund our services, we've always been like that," he said. "The levy is just a foundation that we can build from. If we didn't have that, a lot of granting organizations and even some of the for-profit companies that we work with, you have to have that foundation in order to leverage their money."
The levy, which is on the ballot to be renewed for a third time, lasts five years.
Glover said while it is a lot of work to campaign for the levy, it's also a great opportunity to show the community what great work the Commission on Aging does.
"This is a positive thing for Seneca County, it's not a thing where seniors are going to go hungry if we don't pass it," Glover said. "We want to think seniors are going to do better because we do."