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Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging Approves Unbalanced Budget

After more than six months of financial turmoil, the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging's Board of Directors met Wednesday morning to determine the agency's future.<o:p></o:p>

FRONT ROYAL, VA- After more than six months of financial turmoil, the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging's Board of Directors met Wednesday morning to determine the agency's future.

 

The board entered an unprecedented vote,and unanimously moved to accept an unbalanced budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

 

The SAAA faced the loss of critical state and local government funding had they not approved the budget which included a $51,838 deficit. They say unpaid bills and mounting legal fees are to blame for the debt. The SAAA is paying legal fees for the lawsuits by former executives Helen Cockrell and Ann McIntyre. They are also indebted to the Virginia Department for the Aging for its financial assistance in the SAAA's ongoing fraud audit.

 

Despite the financial discrepancies, the SAAA says the state and local jurisdictions are supporting them and working hard to help the agency survive. The have not cut any programs or services for seniors and Board President John Hudson says they plan to have a balanced budget by the end of September.

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