Letter to the Editor

Senior centers have good purpose

Saturday, November 13, 2004

To the editor:

Closing down all senior centers, as suggested by Robert Krone's letter, is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Seniors have paid taxes and supported schools and everything else during their long lives, so why should they be penalized? Who will see that senior shut-ins will get at least one hot meal a day and will have a place go to socialize with people their own age and similar interests.

My wife and I are regulars at our senior center and very much enjoy the socializing with others and feel that doing away with the centers would be a big mistake. Someday you'll grow old, if you're as fortunate as we are. And when you do, remember that someone had the good judgment to establish senior centers for the benefit of those citizens in their golden years.

LARRY D. SWANN, Kimberling City, Mo.