Monthly Archives: September 2011

Friday March with Seniors to Save Ida Benderson!

Friday, 9/30, 12:30 Plymouth Church, 232 E. Onondaga For 36 years, the Ida Benderson Senior Center has provided a home and family for low-income Syracuse senior citizens downtown. Without consulting the seniors, Mayor Stephanie Miner decided that the Center will … Continue reading

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Syracuse University Scholar Explains Importance of Ida Benderson Center

In Today’s Post-Standard, a Syracuse University scholar weighs in on the imminent closure of the Ida Benderson Senior Center. Dr. Nepveux argues that Ida Benderson is a recreation facility, not an adult day care facility like the Salvation Army. Further, … Continue reading

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Senior Leaders to Shave Heads in Protest of Ida Benderson Closure

Three senior women who participate in the Ida Benderson Center had their heads shaved in protest of the imminent Ida Benderson Center closure. The head shaving happened in front of the Ida Benderson Center at 11am. One of these seniors, … Continue reading

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Benderson Family Calls for Donors to Save Center

Bruce Benderson held a press conference at 11 AM Friday, 9/23 in front of the Ida Benderson Center at 205 S. Salina. Representing the Benderson family, he announced the formation of Friends of the Ida Benderson Center, a group dedicated … Continue reading

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Common Council Meetings Discuss Ida Benderson Center

The Syracuse Common Council will discuss the planned closure of the Ida Benderson Senior Center today, 9/21. The Parks & Recreation Committee will discuss the matter at 10am in the Council chambers, and the full Council will meet for a … Continue reading

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Council President Robinson Speaks at Ida Benderson Rally

  From civil rights to senior citizens, the Council president vows to fight on:  

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Community Groups Rally & March in Support of Ida Benderson Center

On Monday, 9/19, Syracuse community groups and concerned citizens rallied in support of the Ida Benderson Center. They gathered at the Center at 12:45 and march to City Hall at 1.

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