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Senior Citizens Association of Metro Fairborn


A BBB Accredited Charity since 06/11/2007.

 
 

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Name: Senior Citizens Association of Metro Fairborn
Phone: (937) 878-4141
Fax: (937) 878-4775
Address: 325 N 3rd St
Fairborn, OH 45324
Website: www.fairbornseniors.org
Report Expiration Date: October 1, 2014
Original Business Start Date: November 1963
Principal: Ms. Ellen Slone, Executive Director
Customer Contact: Ms. Ellen Slone, Executive Director - (937) 878-4141
Employees: 2 Full Time. 29 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Elderly/Senior Specialty Services, Senior Care Information and Resources, Senior Citizens Service Organization
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Fairborn Senior Center
Fairborn Senior Citizens Association

BBB Comments

The most recent report on this organization has expired. A new report has not been developed due to lack of inquiries.


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Report as of February 10, 2016 10:58
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