Seniors' issues brought to light at Elders' Parliament
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - Two elders from Hay River were part of the proceedings at the Legislative Assembly for the second Elders Parliament.
One of those members was Delores Downey, sitting in the chair for Hay River North and her statement in the chamber dealt with the housing situation in the Hub, specifically her own.
Downey said her son moved out of the house she was living in so he could become a responsible adult, but now she's been told to move out as well so the house can be re-furbished and sold and she feels that's not right.
"The place they're moving me to is a place where my son and a bunch of adults live in low cost. The place has stairs, bathrooms downstairs and a bedroom downstairs. Also, the reason I'm on long-term disability is because of my legs and I can't do stairs, and this is adult abuse."
Downey also said if people are forced to move, they should receive consideration for their issues.
"When Housing is going to move anybody from one unit to the next they should give them something to suit their needs, like for myself I can't do stairs."
The Elders Parliament ended Friday.
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