Alliance Bank awards grant for book group

Alliance Bank has awarded the Senior Book Discussion Group a $1,000 grant.

The group is sponsored by Oswego County Visually Impaired and Aurora of Central New York, a nonprofit that serves people in central New York who have vision and hearing loss. It is hosted by Springside at Seneca Hill.

“Alliance Bank NA understands the importance for individuals to remain active and vital in every capacity,” said Barbara Bateman, senior vice president.

“Having the opportunity to find ways for individuals with visual impairments to get together for reading groups is just one of those ways. We appreciate the opportunity to assist in this very worthwhile program.”

Laura Smith, president of Oswego County Visually Impaired, said, “We are extremely grateful to have this grant from Alliance Bank. It will allow us to keep up the momentum, because the group has been so successful.

The book group has been meeting since December 2009.

The group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the library at Springside at Seneca Hill.

Free transportation is available through Call-N-Ride for those with vision loss.

Those seeking more information may call Laura Smith at 343-4781 or Anne Costa at 422-7263, ext. 250.

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