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A golden night for seniors

May 16, 2008



Albany--Seniors citizens in Albany have a lot to do thanks to The Golden Retreat senior citizens center.

It offers quilting classes, meals, games, and field trips.

On Friday night dozens of people attended a banquet to raise money for the east Albany center.

It used to be known as the James Gray Senior Center, and it almost shut down several times because of a lack of money.

Thanks to City and County leaders, Greater Second Mount Olive Baptist Church, and other community support, the center is still going strong.

"We cut the budget to a bare bones budget to about 75-thousand dollars, but with increase in cost, transportation and food and everything these days it's gone up and it's getting difficult but we have managed to keep it open with some help from the community," said Dorothy Hubbard, Ward II City Commissioner.

The Golden Retreat Advisory Board hopes this event and others like it will help the center become self-sufficient, so they won't need tax money to continue to provide services to seniors.

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