Open letter to “Fifty Plussers” of Kelowna:
I am writing to say a huge thank you to the planners with the City of Kelowna in regard to their hard work and continued support for the seniors while planning a new facility at the Parkinson Recreation Centre site.
I am on the relocation committee and I have seen first hand how many steps have been taken to provide us with a new building which is of adequate size, very functional and modernized, environmentally sustainable, and beautiful as well.
We have received advice from many members right from the outset and many studies were done to make sure we would be able to offer the same activities and programs as we do now.
We also asking for flexibility in programming so that we can add and change activities as the need arises.
Mayor Shepherd graciously arranged a meeting to hear about the concerns. At this meeting, she heard the complaints from two people and she received numerous letters, but with 1,176 members, by far the largest majority did not complain at all.
The mayor promised that she would study the problems and try to address the concerns.
I would like to say again how hard everyone is working to make sure our Senior Centre is the best it can be, accommodates all of our activities, and takes into account the growing number of seniors in our community foreseen for the future.
I know that many of the participants and members at the Senior Centre are looking forward to a new facility which will meet their needs and be shared by multi-age groups when not being used by the seniors.
There are many people who have expressed to me that they are excited by the prospect of new and different surroundings and they are so grateful to the City of Kelowna, the planners and committee members for all their efforts in this regard.