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Seniors hope feds will fund new center

November 3, 2004

Albany- Older south Georgians could soon have a new place to go to get help and enjoy activities.

Re-elected Representative Sanford Bishop told seniors at the SOWEGA Council on Aging Wednesday that he'll fight for federal money to help build a new senior center in Albany. But he knows it could take time.

"Because we either need to find an existing building that we can renovate to meet our needs or else we need to find a nice big lot and build one from scratch, so it's a big project," said Executive Director Kay Hinds.

The senior center in east Albany was scheduled to close by the end of the year because of budget cuts. But this week, the city commission agreed to find $40,000 to keep it open through June.

posted at 10:27 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com