Letters: Seniors plan rally

Sooke seniors want their own centre for socializing

The Sooke Seniors’ Drop-In Centre is planing a rally for Monday, November 25 at 1:30 p.m. in front of the municipal hall at 2205 Otter Point Road.

We urge all our seniors, and indeed each and every citizen of Sooke, to plan to attend and support us. We desperately need a permanent home for our seniors, a social hub for them to enjoy company, good food and entertainment. We need a place to come together every day of the week, where we can offer services that our seniors desperately need.

A place for games, crafts, exercise and meals, a place for seniors to get together if even for just a cup of coffee and companionship.

Every community in B.C. enjoys a centre for their seniors except Sooke. The seniors have supported this community for decades, and ask to be recognized and appreciated. Everyone will be a senior one day, and some may not be fortunate enough to have family close by to see to their physical and mental health.

We urge our mayor and councillors to ensure efforts are being taken to supply our seniors with a permanent locations, now, not years down the road.

Carol Pinalski

President

Sooke Seniors’

Drop-In Centre