Public transit a priority for seniors
In the May 10 article, “Apex bond set for election,” I read with interest about the Apex Town Council’s decision to spend $400,000 researching plans for a senior center. While I understand the Town Council taking an interest in senior affairs, I would say that the most vocal seniors asking for a Senior Center are already enjoying a very robust program offered by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.
I would like to speak out for our less vocal seniors. These are the ones who would enjoy taking part in these activities but cannot due to transportation limitations. Either they no longer drive or have no private transportation.
Unlike Cary’s C-Tran, Apex has no public transportation that services its senior population. Certainly, Cary is larger and has more money, but if we are looking toward the future and planning for anticipated growth, this issue merits investigation.
Perhaps we should be spending this $400,000 to see how we can help more Apex citizens enjoy the facilities and programs already available before planning for more facilities. Readily available and affordable public transportation is the most pressing need for our growing senior population.
Mark Wilson, Vice President of Site Development
Cambridge Village of Apex