Condo board members should allow ramp to be constructed

As to our understanding in the article, Irene and Arnold Pipke moved into Rosedale Gardens, a 40-plus complex, in 2005 to make life easier for them.

Re. the Advocate’s Nov. 14 news story, headlined Red Deer senior feels like ‘prisoner’ of condo board rules:

As to our understanding in the article, Irene and Arnold Pipke moved into Rosedale Gardens, a 40-plus complex, in 2005 to make life easier for them.

In March of this year. Irene’s knee gave out.

Now she needs a walker to be able to get around and do all that she loves to do. Consequently she needs a ramp to be able to come and go independently from her residence. What is the problem?

Rules, “schmooles,” get a grip!

It is a sad day when a person’s basic human right to be able to come and go from one’s residence is denied because she needs a ramp in order to do so!

Shame on the Rosedale Gardens board of directors and their president, Bea Harvey. Heaven forbid that something of a similar nature or worse should happen to each of them. Don’t they know that they are all getting older, too?

This whole thing is really pathetic, plus now the family has to incur legal bills in order to fight for their human rights!

What have we as a society become when we don’t care and we have lost the ability to care?

We pray that the board open its eyes, ears and hearts to this issue and realizes that this couple deserves to have their independence.

Dragging this out any longer is truly a huge injustice.

Winter is here and when the ice and snow comes, and it will, heaven forbid as you are all wasting time fighting the ramp issue.

Condo board members should ask yourselves the big question: How would I like to be treated?”

It’s a no-brainer. Do the right thing!

Ronald and Irene Olson

Blackfalds

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