It is a wonderful time chatting with senior residents in a retirement building. Seniors know better what services they need. In order to improve the services for seniors, the first step is listening to our senior residents directly.
In Burlington, applying for a nursing home could take a few years due to limited facilities. The needed facilities will be hardly built in the next few years. Then, technology is one of the options. Sensors, voice recognition, 911 auto-alert, all these technologies make home care more comfortable.
Accessibility is another aspect the city needs to consider for the seniors. The accessibility doesn’t have to be for people with disability, seniors also need it. We have streets that don’t have sidewalks. These streets are not convenient for walker users.
These concerns and needs should be addressed. Seniors’ opinions must be heard in the council.