El­derly care a bat­tle

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

Thank you Marj Nor­ris for again bring­ing our plight to the no­tice of all res­i­dents and politi­cians and me­dia out­lets. As you high­lighted, we have been pur­su­ing all av­enues of sup­port for the last 16 years. The most re­cent with the Sal­va­tion Army. I had a Queens­land se­na­tor ‘‘show some in­ter­est’ just be­fore the last elec­tion. I’m not sure whether that se­na­tor was try­ing to be re­elected, but she re­sponded to my mail – noth­ing has hap­pened since. If you are in the 40-80+ age bracket we urge you to be­come very ac­tive in help­ing to achieve our aims of hav­ing an aged care fa­cil­ity con­structed on the land pur­chased by the pre­vi­ous Dou­glas Shire Coun­cil for that spe­cific pur­pose. If you have had to travel back and forth to Cairns or fur­ther to find aged care fa­cil­i­ties for your loved ones or to visit your ag­ing rel­a­tives let your voices be heard – write to all our lo­cal state and federal politi­cians and me­dia or­gan­i­sa­tions to show how pas­sion­ate we are to get this done and quickly. The rea­son for those age groups to be­come in­volved is be­cause at this rate it will be the cur­rent 40 year olds who may ben­e­fit from the com­pleted fa­cil­i­ties. We have a se­niors club here and a lot – not all – have com­put­ers and the skills to use them. Let’s get some mo­men­tum go­ing here and show Can­berra and Bris­bane that we as a com­mu­nity can do this. We may live in this iso­lated pocket north of Cairns, but grey power has achieved re­sults else­where so why not here? Speak­ing of Cairns: they did noth­ing for us in this re­gard while we suf­fered amal­ga­ma­tion. We need our coun­cil­lors here now to ap­ply pres­sure to state and federal politi­cians at ev­ery op­por­tu­nity.

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