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Seniors may get doughnuts after all

August 27, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

Officials in New York state are giving up at least part of a plan to ban doughnuts from senior citizens' centers for health reasons.

Putnam County officials had proposed prohibiting free, day-old doughnuts from the county's five senior centers, which serve about 1,000 lunches each day. Nutritionists asked whether the doughnuts were suitable snacks for people older than 65. Seniors rebelled, saying they're mature enough to decide what they eat. Some 250 people signed a petition blasting the proposal as a crummy idea.

On Tuesday, county officials proposed a compromise: Small amounts of doughnuts, cakes and other baked goods could be served at the centers -- but they have to be eaten elsewhere. "Ludicrous," said Joe Hajkowski, 75, who launched the petition drive even though he doesn't eat doughnuts. "I don't like the way they are treating the seniors."

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