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Did you know seniors are one of the groups most affected by rising costs?
Seeing seniors return to work after retirement is a sign we are failing to acknowledge seniors issues. Meeting with seniors around the city, I know there is more we can do to make their lives easier.
The low income qualification for seniors needs to be raised substantially to meet rising inflation and taxes so they may be able to access programs and services. We could introduce good-will incentives for local businesses to include seniors rates for goods and products.
A program like the snow angels could be initiated to help deliver mail from community mailboxes to seniors directly.
The city could also partner with the taxi industry with transportation services like DATS to ease the system while supporting a void left by the vehicle for hire bylaw such as Uber.
Keep our community strong by moving seniors programs forward.