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, Sue Hollister, 76, who uses the Center nearly every day, organized a petition delivered to City Hall two weeks ago calling on Mayor Miner to keep the Center open. The barber was also be a Benderson Center participant.

Hollister said, “Stephanie Miner is cutting senior programs to the bone. We want to show how much these cuts affect us. We might be losing our hair, but we aren’t losing our spirit. We’re going to fight this to the end.”

Video is here.

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