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Hammond Street Senior Center to close temporarily

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Some senior citizens in Bangor say they are not happy about finding out that the Hammond Street Senior Center will be closing its doors temporarily.

Members were notified of the closing through an email this week. The letter indicated it will be closed for a few months.

The center is looking to sell its building at 2 Hammond Street in the hopes of moving to a new location that's more cost efficient.

Most members of the senior center are being relocated to other places around the city for their normal social activities. The board hopes to expand programming once the center reopens at its new site.

"They want to do hiking and canoeing, and biking and all those things are something that are in the wings for plans," said Kathy Bernier, executive director of the center. "It's going to be fabulous. You know, change is hard. But change when necessary can open up whole new avenues and that's what we're planning on."

The center will close on October 30th -- there is no set date on when it will re-open.