A current pressing issue is the possible closing of the warm-water therapy pool in the basement of the Professional Plaza at Glisan and 52nd. Neighbors have been relying on that pool for the 20 years it’s been in existence. Some have accused us here at Providence Good Neighbors of using our worries about the effects of closing the pool as a way to get more support for our concerns about the upcoming Providence Expansion issues. I would argue, we should be concerned about any and all issues related to Providence. We should be concerned when things that affect our health and well-being go on in the places where we live and sleep and raise our kids.
One opinion is expressed in this cartoon and comment written by North Tabor resident, Monique Mos. Ms Mos writes a regular column for the North Tabor News called For the Chicken Hearted.
Perhaps you have already heard, perhaps not: Providence is considering closing the warm water exercise pool.
Having the warm water pool has given a positive twist to the very BIG PRESENCE of Providence in our neighborhood. Someone, about 20 years ago, donated the money to establish that pool. Now it is said to require an upgrade of $1,200,000. More showers are needed. But who decides that? Everyone I talk with would rather have a pool, with the (excellent) existing showers, than no pool at all. With a growing aging population, this is a service that we cannot do without. This pool does not need to be perfect. It just needs to be warm, clean and open to the public.
To add your signature to an online petition, requesting Providence to leave the warm water exercise pool intact, click here.
- by Monique Mos
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