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