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3/18/2011: Rally To Save Our Senior Citizens Centers

News From New York State

Senator Shirley L. Huntley

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2011

Contact: Antonio Rodriguez | | (518) 455-3531

**Press Advisory**

Rally to Save Our Senior Centers

(D-Jamaica) Senator Shirley L. Huntley and several elected officials representing parts of Southeast Queens will rally with residents to stop the proposed closures of many Senior Centers in the community. The rally will demonstrate the communities resolve to fight against severe budget cuts that will negatively impact seniors. The Senior Centers that would face closure include Rochdale Village Senior Center, Brooks Senior Center, Howard Beach Senior Center, Forest Hills Community House Senior Center, and JSPOA Rockaway Boulevard Senior Center.

At a time when Senior Citizens are struggling through New York’s economic downturn, it is imperative that we keep Senior Centers open. These centers provide meals, social functions, educational and health programs, transportation, and a myriad of other recreational activities. Shutting down even one center can have debilitating effects to the seniors and community at large.

WHO: NYS Senator Shirley L. Huntley

NYS Senator Malcolm A. Smith

NYS Assemblywoman Vivian E. Cook

NYS Assemblywoman Barbara M. Clark

NYS Assemblywoman Michele Titus

NYS Assemblyman William Scarborough

NYC Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, Jr.

NYC Council Member Ruben Wills

WHEN: Friday, March 18, 2011

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

WHERE: Rochdale Village Community Center

169-65 137th Avenue

Jamaica, New York 11434