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By Jessica Bieker

We need assisted-living here, now

Letter to the Editor


To the Editor:

I’m pleased when new businesses come to town, and the current remodeling of such mainstays as Columbia Bank, Holcomb’s Market, our courthouse, and other places is much appreciated.

My displeasure is in the knowledge that our low-income seniors have no place to live when they need some care. The assisted living building emptied out, and many of their tenants were sent to live out-of-county in nursing homes where most never dreamed they would go to spend the rest of their lives. Seniors who were born in Klickitat County and worked hard for their families and their community hoped to spend their senior years in the town they helped build and loved.

Our own nursing home c...

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