Seniors Continue to Try to Save J.O.Y. Center

- August 19, 2014 - It could be closing in just days but that's not stopping supporters from asking the Millcreek Township Supervisors to keep the J.O.Y. Center open.

Protesters gathered at the meeting to show support and say there is a strong need to keep this center open for seniors. Those who want to keep the Center open say they believe MECCA is doing a great job and look forward to spending time with friends there.

The supervisors met with the Center's advisory board on Tuesday afternoon to discuss ideas and options. Supervisors say the J.O.Y. Center is very expensive to keep open and there are other challenging factors.

The Center has more than 300 members but supervisors say the programs available through the Center are already in place with the Township's gold card system.

The contracts for the Center were for a year which aren't over yet but officials say they gave everyone involved a 90 day notice. It is tentatively scheduled to close on August 27.

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