Several area senior centers have been designated a 2017 Focal Point by the SouthWest Kansas Area Agency on Aging, earning recognition for services provided Oct. 1, 2016, through Sept. 30, 2017.

To be a Focal Point, a facility had to meet minimum standards in 10 areas, such as outreach to the community, management, supportive services offered and the involvement in the community.

The following agencies were recognized: Finney County Committee On Aging, Garden City; Grant County Senior Center, Ulysses; Gray County Over 50, Cimarron; Hamilton County VIP’s Center, Syracuse; J.O.Y. Center, Dighton; Kearny County Senior Center, Lakin; Melvin O. Kuder Senior Center, Tribune; Senior Citizens Center, Elkhart; Satanta Aging Program, Satanta; Scott City VIP Inc., Scott City; and Wichita County Senior Center, Leoti.