LETTER: What about the rights of seniors?

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Editor: After so many meetings about turning the school on Murray Street here in Chatham into a homeless shelter, it should allow some people to get the help they need. However, behold the lovely brand new bridge on Third Street, which now has a homeless person camped underneath it. Plus a bike and goodness knows what else.

It seems the police cannot move them on, or place them in this homeless shelter. They say it is against their rights.

Then I read all about the way seniors in hospitals have been left with choices, either move to long-term care or be charged to stay in the hospital. Where are their rights?

There’s something very wrong with our system today. Maybe all able-bodied seniors should go on a big protest like others have done. Maybe it might change.

Ruth Draper

Chatham

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