The temporary closure of Broader Horizons is a 'disregard of the needs of elders

LETTER: ‘Deeply shocked’ at Broader Horizons summer closure

We are dismayed and deeply shocked at the thought of Broader Horizons closing its doors.

Re: Nelson community decries Broader Horizons closure

We are dismayed and deeply shocked at the thought of Broader Horizons closing its doors. The benefits of this organization are huge and the programs are immeasurable. Among many other benefits, mental health is strengthened, which in turn contributes to better physical health.

Earlier in June, there was a story on the Daybreak South CBC radio program regarding elder abuse. Although we do not consider closing Broader Horizons to be an abuse, we do consider it to be a disregard of the needs of elders.

We are not asking for something for nothing. We have, as every generation has, contributed to society mightily, now we are asking for a little back as you will be doing when your turn comes.  Also, please take into account all the wonderful people who donate their time to help and entertain our group; this is a priceless gift that will be lost.

We feel that Broader Horizons should be considered as an essential service. We sincerely hope you will reconsider your intentions to close Broader Horizons for the summer.

Lorraine and Gordon Fleming, Nelson

 

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