Aging Well group denounces cuts to library services, health units
To the Editor,
Re: cuts to library services and health units
Aging Well Haliburton County is dismayed by the news of the library and health unit cuts. The loss of the inter-library-loan service (ILL) will particularly affect older adults. Large print books provide an important part of the loans, and serve to expand our library’s necessarily limited collection.
The reduction of the provincial health units from 35 to 10 may result in the loss of essential health promotion staff and programs.
Recently, Laurie Scott accepted our Master Plan for an Age-Friendly Community with enthusiasm and understanding. However, the effect of the cuts, both those proposed and actual, will undermine the basic age-friendly concepts of engagement and information acquisition for area seniors. The harm will be felt and noticed.
Aging Well urges further thought and consultation on these cuts, along with a serious recognition of their impact for seniors in small rural communities.
Aging Well Haliburton County