Monday, March 7, 2011

More Than 100 Senior Centers, Many in Brooklyn, May Close

Seniors poured into Brooklyn Borough Hall on Friday to express their outrage over the proposed state cuts that would close more than 100 senior centers citywide by April.

According to the Brooklyn Eagle, many of the centers slated to lose funding are in Brooklyn. A partial list includes: the St. Charles Jubilee Senior Center in Brooklyn Heights, the Bay Ridge Center for Older Adults, the Red Hook Senior Center, the Shalom Senior Center in Crown Heights, JASA (Jewish Association for Services to the Aging) centers in Williamsburg and Luna Park, the Fort Greene Senior Action Center and the Midwood satellite office of the Senior Citizens League of Flatbush (which Borough President Marty Markowitz headed in his 20s).

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