Elderly care a battle
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.