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Toledo using ARPA funds to update community, senior centers

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The city of Toledo is planning to spend $2,942,000 from ARPA funds to improve community and senior centers.

The Eleanor Kahle Senior Center in west Toledo was evaluated by city officials who then determined what improvements should be made with the money. The parking lot, part of the roof and lighting in the building are top priorities.

But for each center slated for money, the amount allocated and the improvements designated vary.

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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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