Residents want Historic South End senior center reopened

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TOLEDO, Ohio — As the region braces for record-breaking, triple-digit heat later this week,  one Toledo senior center where people can cool off remains closed.

In the Historic South End, Mayores Senior Center, which was forced to close during the pandemic, has only been able to partially reopen because of staffing issues.

About 15 senior citizens who rely on the center said that without regular access to Mayores, their quality of life is diminished. They say they are angry and frustrated.

“I think I done got a little older by worrying about this place being closed like that,” said Linda Carter, who has been a regular a Mayores Senior Center for about 10 years.

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