Keep Oak Bay Lodge open for seniors

I am very distressed by the lack of intelligent thinking on the part of the three separate entities

I am very distressed by the lack of intelligent thinking on the part of the three separate entities which so far have failed to do more than stumble badly over the problem concerning the future of the property and structure known as Oak Bay Lodge.

The three — Vancouver Island Health Authority, the Oak Bay municipal council, and the usually savvy folks of Baptist Housing — all fell flat on their faces.

I say  that if, indeed, the present building is not capable of properly housing  senior residents requiring various demanding levels of specialized care, why not make use of the facility to house those many seniors, presently living alone, and  residing  within the Capital Region.

Believe me, there is a need for such housing. I refer to those seniors who require only a minimum of care.

That level of minimum care is sometimes labeled as “assisted living” and usually consists of the provision for weekly housekeeping of  the individual’s  dwelling unit, and three prepared meals daily.

I sincerely hope further consideration will be devoted to the matter, and that Oak Bay Lodge may continue to serve the seniors of Vancouver Island.

Jean Francis LaMorte

Oak Bay

 

 

Just Posted

MISSING: Victoria police seek 42-year-old Craig Hughes

Hughes was last seen on May 20 at 5:45 a.m.

Increased rental construction boosts housing starts across Greater Victoria

Rest of Vancouver Island experiencing spillover effect from Greater Victoria

Peninsula crews extinguish early morning boat fire in Central Saanich

Firefighters saved nearby home from further damage

Sidney’s library opens new chapter after $2M refit

Library reopens after 8 months boasting improved systems and accessibility

VIDEO: Fun without sun: Hundreds enjoy Family Fest on Victoria Day

Families enjoy activities in Veterans Memorial Park

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of May 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

B.C. sends 267 firefighters to help battle Alberta wildfires

Out of control fires have forced evacuations in the province

LETTER: Fletcher ‘blurs reality’ on B.C. union public construction

Bridge, highway projects awarded to companies, not unions

Killer of Calgary mother, daughter gets no parole for 50 years

A jury found Edward Downey guilty last year in the deaths of Sara Baillie, 34, and five-year-old Taliyah Marsman

Federal government funds millions to help B.C. police spot drugged driving

Many police departments have expressed wariness about using the only government-approved roadside test

Judge: Mississippi 6-week abortion ban ‘smacks of defiance’

The new law would prohibit most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected

Oil companies, 24-cent gap between B.C., Alberta to be focus of gas price probe

Premier John Horgan called the spike in gas prices ‘alarming’

Motorcycle deaths spike 50% since 2017

Riders were most likely fatally crash on the weekends compared with the rest of the week

Most Read