As of June, the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre will be displaced form the firemen’s lounge. I must say that the firemen have been very good to have let us stay in their facilities as long as they have.
If you can remember, they were uprooted from their original home on Sooke Road due to the building being sold.
I understand that the Sooke seniors are the only seniors’ group on the Island that do not have their own place. Something must be done to help them get a permanent facility. Since they were organized in 2004, they have brought a lot of seniors together who would otherwise be sitting at home alone and lonely.
The seniors, who are your parents and grandparents, have come together and created an atmosphere of friendship and companionship and in September will have no place to go.
If anyone has any ideas as to how the seniors might be able to get their own place and will not be uprooted every couple of years, get in touch with organizations, the council and anyone else that you think might help. These people are very dedicated people who have worked hard all their lives and who now love to get together, mingle and have fun. Each and everyone of them deserve this as they are valued members of our society.
Mrs. Margaret Baxter