LETTER: Support for a seniors’ centre?

'Seniors’ needs are unique to their age group and their mobility is often restricted'

I was most disappointed to hear a mayoral candidate’s opinion that a seniors’ centre is now dependent on some benevolent developer. A confession of failure, I think. I haven’t met such a developer yet. Most like to make a profit in addition to design and supervisory charges. It’s their business.

All seniors want to hear is that if they come forward with a sensible and practical development plan they will receive council’s wholehearted support and cooperation.

It happened in Maple Ridge, so why not in Mission? MASH received such support, why not our seniors?

Moreover, the dream of mixing seniors and others in the same centre is just not practical. Seniors’ needs are unique to their age group and their mobility is often restricted.

Will all candidates please confirm whether they will support a seniors centre (with subsidized and market housing components), if a practical proposal is brought forward?

Frank Sleigh, Past president, MSCA