Outrage Over The Possible Closure Of Senior Centers - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Outrage Over The Possible Closure Of Senior Centers

SPOKANE, Wash. - The debate continues on what to do with Senior and Youth Centers in the city of Spokane. The Parks and Recreation Board now believes that no matter what happens with this budget the centers will somehow be affected. Several seniors told us that these facilities are the only reason that they ever leave the house, and if the city takes them away, they don't know what they would do.

One couple told KHQ Local News that they would have left for the coast one year ago had it not been for the Hillyard Senior complex. The Parks and Recreation Board funds these complexes and it now says that the funding will most likely be cut in some way.

Michael Aho, with Parks and Recreation, told us that it will be having a meeting in the next 10 days where it will seek public input. After that the board will make a final decision at its October 13th meeting.

Aho went on to say that there are many things within its budget that it cannot cut like baseball fields, so it seems rather likely that the youth and the seniors will have to absorb something.

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