Friday, March 26, 2010

Woodbury Opposes Alzheimer's Facility in Their Town

The StarTribune reports today that there are widespread objections by Woodbury, Minnesota residents to a proposed Alzheimer's care facility in their midst. The ignorance and fear behind these objections are unfathomable.

It is 2010, and Alzheimer's as a disease is wide spread, and has touched millions of families. Yet Woodbury looks a proposed facility with the same distain reserved for jails, massage parlors, or X-rated video stores.

So, Woodbury, a couple of questions:
  • Do you really not want to add to your tax base in this recession?
  • Would you really like to have the proposed site continue to remain an ugly, idle and empty building?
  • Is your unemployment rate so strong that you can forgo the 100 or so jobs this facility would provide?
  • Have you ever been to a memory care facility?
  • What exactly is the source of your fear?
Alzheimer's continues to grow. Dozens and dozens of your citizens will need to depend on such a facility for their mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and themselves. As a child of a parent that spent 8 years in such a facility, trust me when I say that when this happens, you'll definitely want a high quality facility near you.

But I guess that is a lesson you'll need to learn on your own.

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