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Health center closures could leave thousands without options

In 2002, Nina Nolcox found her calling. After years as a registered nurse in skilled nursing facilities and hospitals, often on the nightshift, Nolcox started working in an adult day health care center in South Los Angeles. Four years later, she bought the business, Graceful Senescence, with the aid of a small business loan. Nolcox now employs 26 people and provides health services to about 115 mainly African American and Latino seniors who suffer from diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure and other chronic ailments.