Yes to White Cliff Project
By Juanita Diamond
September 18, 2006
Anyone that has ever volunteered at the Senior Center or Pioneer
Home would not think twice about voting Yes on the White Cliff
First of all, the parking lot is very unsafe for anyone, not
just us old folks. Plus, not enough room to even park for lunch.
Secondly, the nurses who volunteer their time and energy to do
pedicures deserve a better place to work. Come down sometime
and watch what they do. You would not believe the hard work
that goes in for so many senior that really need the help. I
will probably be there some day, so I will fight for my rights
Thirdly, the local stores provide food to give to seniors free
of charge and there is nowhere to store or unload it so that
it can be given away in an organized manner.
Fourth, the residents of the Pioneer Home go to the Senior Center
to make Easter baskets to give away and we must plan on doing
it when we can get the use of the dinning room because this is
where everything is done. There is only one room at the Center
to do everything.
Fifth, we volunteers have our monthly meeting in the dinning
room, so we must wait until lunch is over and cleared up. When
we have a guest speaker we also have some seniors still eating
Sixth, the games and puzzles must also be done in the dinning
room. Have you ever put a puzzle together and then have to tear
it down because it is lunchtime? No room for activities except
at the dinning room tables.
Seventh, try having a garage sale to raise money for the Senior
Center in the dinning room. It has to be set up the day of the
sale and cleared out the same day. Plus, there is nowhere to
store the "stuff" until the day of the sale.
Eighth, we could have some entertainment if we had a room to
put the piano or organ in. Plus, some of the seniors could play
for their own entertainment and not bother the other guests.
The people in town who will be paying the small tax will benefit
enormously in the future, so why not vote "Yes"?
I guarantee you will be the happiest senior in Ketchikan down
the road. I know we would have voted Yes in our day. We know
what it is as a Senior Citizen to have any of these benefits.
We as seniors would love to go to some activities in the evening
if we had a decent place to park and could get to the building
that is having the activity. Try riding around in a wheel chair
just one day, it will change your mind about voting "Yes"
on this project. If everyone would just volunteer one hour at
any of these local centers they would vote Yes on this project.
Seeing is believing. I know; I have been there.
We do not want to spend the money it would cost to demolish the
building when it is so needed by all.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "Resident of Ketchikan for 64 years."
On the Web:
Proposition 1 - Sales Tax Increase:
For the full text of Ordinance No. 1403 click here
Proposition 2 - Bonds: For
the full text of Ordinance No. 1404 click here
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