Author John Muscedere must be commended for this timely article regarding graceful aging for seniors. Certainly, the prime responsibility for maintaining a healthy lifestyle for aging gracefully is the individual’s. However, creating a suitable environment and opportunities in this regard is also equally important. In order to stay healthy, it is essential to stay active physically, socially, emotionally and mentally.
In this regard, local communities, as well as the provincial and federal governments, also have a responsibility to ensure a quality life for seniors. The suggestions for each level of government made in this article are excellent. Incidentally, my community, Richmond, is a good example in this context. It has the highest longevity in Canada. This is as a result of the excellent recreational services and facilities that this community provides for everyone, including older adults.
Balwant Sanghera, Richmond
Downtown Richmond to downtown Surrey SkyTrain
We need a SkyTrain line linking downtown Richmond to downtown Surrey This would reduce car traffic along Hwy. 91 between Richmond and Delta/Surrey. Less car traffic, less greenhouse gases.
Less greenhouse gases would mean B.C. and Canada can reach their goals for net-zero emissions by 2050. Canada would get on track with the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.
I could see the line starting in downtown Richmond, running along Westminster Highway to Hwy. 91, then to Hwy. 17 in Delta, then along to 104 Avenue, and to Guildford Town Centre.
An alternative is for the line to go along Hwy. 91a to McEwen Avenue, then along McEwen (to serve the Queensborough Area) to the very end, then cross over the Fraser to 104 Avenue in Surrey, then proceed along 104 Avenue to Guildford Town Centre.
Ian Dewar McPherson, Richmond
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