In appreciation

Becky Holden

Dear Mr. Editor:
The Senior and Law Enforcement Team and the Assisted Living Action Group would like to take this opportunity to thank those who have supported us over the past year.
Both of these groups, although in their infancy, have heightened the awareness of seniors’ needs.
The support of our media outlets, the Fort Frances Times and B•93, has allowed us to get our message into the community and increase public awareness.
The Rainy River District Social Services Administration Board, Rainy River Future Development Corp., Northwest Local Health Integration Network, Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc., Northwest Legal Aid, Town of Fort Frances mayor and council, Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce, and Tess’s Kitchen also have provided support through a variety of ways, including staff expertise and time, donations, and other resources to help our group gather information and increase public awareness.
A special thanks to the Super 8 Motel for continuing to allow us to use their meeting space, and providing us with coffee and tea.
We believe our messages are being heard. We appreciate the verbal support from the Town of Fort Frances mayor and council, who have indicated they understand that housing and services for seniors needs to be a priority as they move forward in creating a healthy, vibrant community.
Confirmation from the Town of Fort Frances that they will consider assisted living as they develop their strategic plans is comforting. We believe that this issue is being addressed at other levels within our community—and that support exists and is growing.
We also appreciate the continued involvement of the Northwestern Health Unit, Canadian Mental Health Association—District Mental Health for Older Adults Program, OPP, and Safe Communities-Rainy River District. They provide ongoing support and leadership that is essential for our group to move forward.
Becky Holden
on behalf of
the members of
S.A.L.T. and A.L.A.G.