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New York City Seniors Protest Cuts To Services For The Homebound


Elderly New Yorkers delivered close to 17,000 letters to Mayor Bloomberg.

Seniors from around the five boroughs gathered at New York City Hall today to deliver close to 17,000 letters to Mayor Bloomberg.

Their letters requested that the mayor reverse a 30% mid year cut to to homebound services for the elderly, like hot meals and medical attention. 

Bobbie Sackman, the Director of Public Policy at the Council of Senior Centers and Services, said seniors need these programs to stay alive, and to maintain their dignity: "'Til your last breath you have dignity in this city, and we've always prided ourselves on that, and the Bloomberg administration is taking giant leaps backwards."

A spokesman with the Department of Aging said the city is considering ways to minimize the impact of the cuts.