The Herald Bulletin

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Opinion

October 30, 2013

Letter: City's attitude toward seniors must change

In regard to Mr. Arnold’s comment to my Oct. 9 letter on downtown lighting, the paper chose the headline, I didn’t.

Secondly, it wasn’t just the alley that was poorly lit, but all of the downtown area which should be the centerpiece of this city. Third, it’s the responsibility of City Hall to ensure all of its citizens are safe and secure. Fourth, I was trying to address the overall attitude toward seniors in Anderson.

Ever wonder why Frisch’s restaurant has 11 handicapped parking places out of a total of 76 spaces and City Hall with similarly size lot has only one? Since no one polices the illegal handicapped parking in this city, I guess it doesn’t matter. Frisch's believes its customers matters; the same should be said for City Hall.

It’s not just this administration. In the past, the AARP and others have timed stoplights because they changed so fast it was impossible for a senior with a walker to make it across the street before the lights changed.

On Aug. 23, letter-to-editor writer Mr. Hinkle said he was looking forward to his retirement so he could leave town. It doesn’t have to be that way. With award-winning hospitals and nursing homes, the remaining years of his life can be made enjoyable right here in Anderson, Indiana. If the overall attitude toward seniors doesn’t change, we will lose the income of a lot of Mr. Hinkles.

Darrell BaylorAnderson

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