Thursday, January 7, 2010

Northwest Arkansas Times' January 7, 2009, edition juxtaposes Springdale Senior Center's wise work when needed the most with Fayetteville Senior Center's new status and being closed on bad-weather days: Today is the day to BECOME a true wellness center!

As of 1 p.m. Thursday, the Fayetteville Center had not yet decided to stay open overnight.
Shelters are needed all over town and publicly owned vehicles and buses should be out spreading the word to the homeless and UNDERHOUSED (read that as people without truly adequate shelter for this situation) where the nearest shelter is available.
Every church and every school should be open as shelter.
Closing the Fayetteville Senior Center at 4 p.m. today is not a good idea.

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Anonymous said...

Where are the people that need this service? A story in Friday's paper makes it sound like no one is using what is available right now.
Do people just fear trying to get to a shelter or not know of the availability or lack transportation or just hiibernate and hope to survive?

Anonymous said...

There is no way of knowing who needs the services and where they are at a given moment. Sure, there are old and disabled or people weakened by the situation that are not on anyone's list and no one really has the responsibility of gathering such a list.
The coming census could help with creating such a list that would be a starting point for a local list for officials and charitable groups to use in emergencies.