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Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Letter: Hub at hospital is short-term solution but home for aging seniors needed
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Dear editor:

I agree with those who are proposing to use the old hospital building in Niagara-on-the-Lake as a temporary location for community non-profit groups on a short-term basis, (“Non-profits want old hospital to be community hub,” The Lake Report, March 9).

This gives them time to find a more permanent home and not necessarily to all be co-located.

Since I follow The Lake Report regularly, there is one regular suggestion that is not addressed in the above proposal.

Tim Taylor’s March 9 article about Magdalena Titian (“For longtime NOTL artist, gardens offer inspiration“) contains a good example.

Her plea that “there’s no place to go in Niagara-on-the-Lake” when you reach a point where you no longer want to maintain a house and garden has been made before.

It will be repeated by those who wish to age in place rather than go to a nursing home.

The new style for a retirement home for these older adults is in specially built condos or townhouses that allow for support staff to provide services for a fee as required.

The fees allow for good quality gardens and ground maintenance suitable for the area.

Many developers would come forward with good designs if the old NOTL hospital property was used as a permanent home for aging seniors.

Let’s reward some of those long-term residents who have given to this town over the years and want to continue to do so.

Karen Gansel


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