To the editor:
It’s important to take care of our aging community and create local opportunities for them to congregate and enjoy each other’s company learn something new and share laughs and camaraderie.
As coordinators of the Wayland Leisure Life program, the local grassroots senior citizens’ organization, we ask our fellow community members to consider us as you make your decision about the upcoming school bond vote.
We meet now in the conference room of the Wayland Transportation Building on Wildcat Drive. While we are grateful to the school district for its generosity over the past nine years, we’re busting at the seams! Such a great problem to have! But we also have been encroaching on space for school bus drivers, who already and need the the transportation building area to to prep for their afternoon runs.
Passage of the bond proposal will give this wonderful group of older citizens a place to call home. A YES vote will give us and the entire community and update and designated space for meetings and activities, plus more parking, including much-needed handicapped slots and easier access to the building.
We will be able to expand what we currently offer and serve more seniors with space that accommodates entertainment, exercise classes, learning opportunities and much more.
We appreciate that our community thus far has been so supportive of Wayland Leisure Life. By approving this bond request, its support will continue support local senior citizens with a new facility for the future progress of this group.
It’s for your parents, grandparents and maybe in the not too distant future — you. All deserving of a YES vote.
Lisa Gulch, Co-Coordinator
Nancy Kanoza, Co-Coordinator