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Gadsden County seniors share concerns about treatment at Quincy senior center

County commissioners are holding a second workshop after seniors have brought up complaints about treatment at the center
Posted: 6:58 PM, Mar 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-12 22:58:41Z
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GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — Seniors and caregivers in Gadsden County aren't holding back with their concerns about the senior center in Quincy.

County commissioners are holding a second workshop after seniors have brought up complaints about treatment at the center.

Residents told county commissioners that something needs to change at this center. They say the current administration needs to go.

Dozens of seniors and caregivers have said the staff has failed to provide proper treatment. They even drew up a bill of rights.

"We have people here, Lord knows, with all kinds of degrees, and they're in and out of this building. For what reason? We can't stay? For what reason? I don't know. We need to solve this problem," said Willie Scott, a Gadsden County senior.

Jo Hart is the executive director they want gone. We've tried to talk to him about the complaints, but he's said no.

The seniors said the staff mistreats them, but nothing happens when they report it. The board of county commissioners doesn't oversee the daily operations at the center.