More than 20 people who rely on the Mel Milaap Day Centre at Charing Cross in Glasgow - including a Second World War veteran - are protesting against plans to move the service to the Merrylee Lodge in the South Side.
The heartbroken pensioners said they went without food last Wednesday. Today, supported by the Association of Indian Organisations, they will demonstrate outside the City Chambers before handing over a 1500-signature petition in support of their campaign.
Glasgow City Council say they would withdraw day care services from Mel Milaap on October 21. The local authority said that this was is because the building on Berkeley Street, which is also home to Mel Milaap Community Centre, does not meet health and safety standards. Mel Milaap opened in 1989. It caters for elderly people from the local Asian community and was one of the first ethnic minority centres of its kind in Scotland.