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The Health of City Senior Centers

City Council members and advocates for the aging are protesting the mayor's plan to reorganize senior services in New York City

Thursday, November 13, 2008

They argue that there's not enough money to expand health services, as the city wants, without eliminating other services like meals and case workers.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says it’s wrong to take away services that people rely on.

QUINN: We are facing, we all know this, a tremendous financial crisis in our city. Seniors and other New Yorkers in need will cling to the consistency of services in difficult times.

REPORTER: Mayor Bloomberg says the Department for the Aging will make sure every senior has a center to go to and using what money's available, the city will work to modernize programs to make them more responsive.

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