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A Future for Over-the-Rhine Senior Service Center?

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After fears that the Over-the-Rhine Senior Service Center would have to close, there is a new plan to keep it open. Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld will ask Cincinnati City Council to make a one-time $50,000 grant to the center for operating costs. The center needs approximately $100,000 a year for its operation. Cincinnati Area Senior Services (CASS), which runs the center at 1720 Race Street, came up short of those costs due to cuts in funding. 

In addition to the $50,000 grant, the City will sell the building to CASS for $1.  Last year, the OTR Senior Center provided more than 17,000 meals and more than 500 hours of programming for nearly 150 adults.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the Over-the-Rhine Senior Services Center are Cincinnati City Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld; and Cincinnati Area Senior Services CEO Tracey Collins.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.