Politicians often tout terms like “Accessibility” and “Inclusion”, especially when discussing the care of the aged.However, these words often remain just that – words.

The reality is that the maintenance of basic infrastructure, which can mean the difference between independent living and needing care, is often overlooked. When people can’t access local amenities like shops, libraries, or doctors, life becomes bleak. READ MORE BELOW

They lose social skills, risk malnutrition, and neglect self-care, leading to health issues. Prioritizing infrastructure in our neighborhoods is essential for independent living. For instance, the state of the footpath at the junction of Bishopstown Ave and Bishopstown Ave West, a predominantly elderly neighborhood, is a glaring example of this neglect. It’s high time we address these issues seriously