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Senior center in danger of closing

June 29, 2005

Albany- A shortage of money once again puts an Albany senior center in danger of closing. City Commissioners approved a Community Development Block Grant grant for more than ten thousand dollars.

That will keep the East Albany Center open for another couple of months. Then, the center could close if it can't find a more permanent funding source.

"They were not prepared for me to come with anything more than the CDBG, so I will be approaching them. I'll be writing and asking them for a place on the agenda and hopefully having some information that I can give to them," said Kay Hind, SOWEGA Council on Aging.

The Council on Aging director estimates the center will need another $80,000 to stay open for another year. The center provides meals, entertainment, and transportation for approximately 16 seniors who attend the center regularly.

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