According to K.I.R.O radio,the number of Senior Citizens will double by 2025 in the Seattle area.Housing for the elderly now is difficult to find now. Imagine housing problems then.
Thousands of folks my age, had careers in retail or small business, many folks over 62
live check to check. Many reasons caused folks my age to have little in savings.A 70 something lady was interviewed on the radio. Senior citizens homes ARE here,but the
cost is too high for many.One place close to where I live,is a very nice place for active
and not so active seniors.Monthly rent is $2,200 a month.The lady on the radio said
she was tied to her apartment. She spends most of her day looking for cheaper apartments. Public housing has a waiting list of two years at least.
I know of a 66 year old who cleans houses for a living.You should see her face at the end of a day.
In many societies, The elderly would live with their kids. Honor and respect is expected
to be given them. Now,the children of the elderly,have their own problems.I see elderly
men with signs begging for money all the time. Soon elderly women will be begging as
The collaspe of the middle class means no"golden years" for many.Someone close to me,is loosing her house. She had savings,but her daughter needed help and she got it.
Now my elderly relative demonstrates products two days a week for $10 dollars an hour. She has Social Security has the rest of her income.
Something is very wrong in a Society that does not offer housing and care for their citizens. Prisoners get help in jail,If I want to move into a senior living place, I better
sign up now. The waiting time for Veterans is at least two years in Washington state.
We need in this society,to spend money on housing now for Seniors. We need to know
WE are becoming the senior citizen.I know the 1%crowd has many options as they age.
"Life happens",I know of no seniors who wanted to be broke when they reached old age.Our priority needs changing right now.The "perfect storm" is here now. Elect people who are aware of our housing crisis in this country. Lets give builders tax incentivies to build low to middle class Senior living homes.
If you and your parents have enough money to be sure no one will go without basic
needs,thats great. If,however,your parent or parents need a proper home,we as a society,need housing and medical care for them.
Our nation has a huge budget. We needto change priorites,and take care of our own.
Human rights mean taking care of all our citizens.
I don"t want to see your parents begging on the side of the road.WE as people are better than that.