Where will they go?

That’s the question on a number of minds as the City moves ahead with plans
to sell the Multi-Purpose Center to make way for a new downtown cafe

By Per Peterson

Shirley and Vera Anderson are concerned and frustrated. When they see the future of senior programs could be in jeopardy because of the potential sale of the building that is presently home to senior programs, they worry about how that will affect that population in town. And even though the City has promised a 100% commitment to keeping programs like Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels going, their biggest question is, where will this happen?

Shirley Anderson said about 37 Meals on Wheels packages a day are delivered in Tracy and the area through Lutheran Social Services and the Meals on Wheel program.

“Tracy is 65% older people …” Shirley Anderson said. “Where are we gonna go? They don’t have any plan for anything of a back-up.”

Shirley Anderson, president of the Golden Age Club, remembers when the former bank building was sold to the City for $1, on the condition it be used for the citizens of Tracy — specifically the seniors of Tracy.

See this week’s Headlight Herald for more on this article.