Senior citizens are afterthought with new $10 million addition to county building

Posted 22 July 2019 at 11:12 am


Once again the powers that be that govern Orleans County ( our legislators) have left our senior citizens behind in the dust. The big new beautiful addition to the County Administration Building at the expense of sacrificing our Nursing Home was poorly planned.

The legislators’ office and spacious atrium are indeed beautiful. However the Office of the Aging remains the smallest office and farthest away from the entrance.

Now our seniors have to walk twice as far to receive vital services.

Often times an Aging specialist has to retrieve a wheelchair, to wheel a client back to the entrance, because they are too weakened and winded to make the long walk back without assistance.

I guess this wasn’t a priority.

Barbara K. Dawson