The Dorothy Quick Senior Center will close its doors to 30 senior citizens.
The senior center has received $21,000 in grants from Dothan, but the center needs $10,000 more.
The seniors who attend Dorothy Quick came to the Dothan Commission meeting Tuesday morning to show their support, but the support isn't enough to keep the doors open. Board Member David Jamison described Tuesday as bitter sweet.
"By this meeting we're informing the recreation department to make arrangements for the 31 meals each day and the nine meals that re taken to the home bound participants. Senior citizens said the fastest growing population is senior citizens. That fast growing population needs your attention," said Jamison.
The senior center operates out of Evergreen Presbyterian Church, but now that senior center will merge with Rose Hill, which is run by the city. Mayor Mike Schmitz said this is merger is the best solution.
We have room at Rose Hill to accept the senior citizens they have. This will save us $20,000 and we will be able to put that back in to Rose Hill and that will easily absorb any cost we may have," explained Schmitz.
The senior center will close its doors on Friday,September 28th.