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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 | arodrigu@nysenate.gov | (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