June 7, 2009 in Letters

Elderly day center service vital

The Spokesman-Review
 

Hats off to Jim Lippold, the executive director of Providence Adult Day Health centers who, despite cut-offs in state funding for the elderly day centers, has “upheld the mission of Providence to reach out to the poor and vulnerable in Spokane.”

My father is one of those 88-year-old widowers who sadly does not have much to look forward to day in and day out. The day center is a huge part of his life. He not always enjoys the trip to and from the day center but the loving care of the Providence staff and the social interaction with the other seniors his age.

He gets a little exercise, enjoys lunch, and they always have fun activities planned. This is absolutely an invaluable service to those who have served our country in wars and in many other ways, and we should not forget them in their later years of life.

What a breath of fresh air that there are organizations in our city that truly care about our elderly and not just the almighty dollar.

Bobbi J. White

Greenacres

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