Letter: Homeless seniors
July 16, 2017
When all the problems come to our attention through this media it's sometimes difficult to form an educated opinion. It is also troubling when you share your opinion and you get chastised and/or criticized for any number of reasons, ranging from not knowing what you're talking about to spelling or grammar mistakes. Here are two issues that have no black and white. Plus one that combines the two.
1. Homelessness is a very national, serious and growing matter that most either choose to ignore or suggest it is an ethnic problem in need of criminal prosecution. Hope you're not so naive to think there is no place to put us. There are literally 10s of thousands of houses and vacant buildings that can be used for housing.
2. The elderly in this wonderful valley have so few places to gather that many of us either sit and watch "The Price is Right," "Let's Make a Deal" or Andy Griffith. Or ride the bus all day. Now if we had a place where we could gather and plan survival strategies, wouldn't that be nice?
3. Homeless seniors are an inexcusable problem. There is absolutely no plausible excuse for this problem to exist. Apathy and incompassion are reasons for their existence, not excuses.
Now quit whining about the bridge and the science behind global warming and do something.
Uncle Joe Lewis
Low Down Valley