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June 5, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Adult day-health

Economy no excuse for mistreating seniors

What’s up with shutting down the day-health services? [“Cuts to budget take toll on adult day-health services,” NWWednesday, June 3] These services determine whether many people will be able to continue to live and function independently.

It’s unfortunate that the state says it is out of money when it comes to elder-care facilities, while the U.S. government is dropping expensive bombs in Afghanistan and Iraq.

I am one of many baby boomers who today struggles with severe disabilities. I am outraged that legislators are treating the disabled population so callously.

Personally, I am not going to let the government tell me I am a nobody. And I won’t stop fighting for our rights to the services we deserve and need.

For you all in the government: We will not tolerate being mistreated and thrown into the dustbin!

— Heidi Durham, Seattle

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