Regarding Des Moines County withdrawing support of Steamboat Senior Center, do we really want to go down this road?

For years, Des Moines County has supported the Steamboat Senior Center. Now, in about a few days that is all of a sudden going to change.

How can this be happening when our elders for 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 years and more have supported financially Des Moines County “mandates”?

How can the center be declared a “non-mandate” in exchange?

Aside from the many recreational activities the center provides our elders and other members of the Burlington and surrounding communities; just looking forward to seeing each other, visiting, exchanging family stories, photos, friendships, holiday celebrations and occasional good news, bad news and holiday celebrations of the past helps keep us alive and joyous.

Penni Denavich,