I have been aware of Broader Horizon since 1993 when my husband and I moved to Nelson. We went to see what it was all about and were welcomed but were both too healthy to be clients. So we joined the senior citizens for many years and took people down to Broader Horizons so they could see what was there. We even took a team of carpet bowlers down to challenge their team. We used to go for the wheels-to-meals program and had lunch with them. We knew this was a place of interest and fun times.
After my husband died I started to go to Broader Horizons on a regular basis. I have been going now for seven years and would not be happy if it closed.
Anybody who goes to Broader Horizons has a good time meeting with people of older ages. The staff are truly dedicated to their jobs. The volunteers say when they are old enough they will be coming to Broader Horizons as clients. Many people in the community could benefit from having time to spend with their peers.
I am so happy that it is opening again. May this be an eye-opener for the higher ups who decide to make changes without knowing what they are destroying.
The elders of Nelson need this program to continue so that future elders may enjoy what we seniors are enjoying now. Keep it open.