Letters: Seniors need new home

Sooke seniors are seeking a permanent home for drop-in centre

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

Sooke

Just Posted

Royal Bay drama students help police train for emergency

Students helped train crisis negotiators by acting out scenarios

Victoria BC Transit driver taken to hospital after assault

Driver attempted to stop an altercation between two people on the bus

Almost 150 hectares purchased for parks in the CRD

Capital Regional District purchases two sites to increase park connectivity

CRD’s 2019 financial plan includes 23 per cent increase for capital projects

Housing, health care and wastewater projects included in 2019 plan

How a scrawny kid from Oak Bay bulked into one of rugby sevens’ best

Doing it for Dylan, Oak Bay’s Connor Braid at the top of his game

VIDEO: Restaurant robots are already in Canada

Robo Sushi in Toronto has waist-high robots that guide patrons to empty seats

Permit rejected to bring two cheetahs to B.C.

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

Real-life tsunami threat in Port Alberni prompts evacuation updates

UBC study says some people didn’t recognize the emergency signal

Care providers call for B.C. seniors’ watchdog to step down

The association also asks the province to conduct an audit and review of the mandate of her office

Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from B.C. roaster recalled due to botulism scare

“If you purchased N7 Nitro Cold Brew Coffee from Cherry Hill … do not drink it.”

Short list for new gnome home includes Parksville, Coombs

Five potential locations have been chosen by Howard’s owners who will decide Tuesday

B.C. man gets award for thwarting theft, sexual assault – all in 10 minutes

Karl Dey helped the VPD take down a violent sex offender

Baby left alone in vehicle in B.C. Walmart parking lot

Williams Lake RCMP issue warning after attending complaint at Walmart Wednesday

CRD land ideal for alternate route

Reader says old pipeline route best option

Most Read