As senior citizens in Bridgeport, we must make our fixed incomes stretch to cover increasing housing, food and health costs. The recent 29% percent tax increase means some of us cannot afford to stay in our homes. If we rent our homes we worry about rising rents and poor maintenance that creates safety hazards. Those of us who are retired city employees worry about losing our pensions if the city goes bankrupt. We face painful choices between paying the bills and buying the medicine we need. We also worry about crime. The city’s senior centers are strapped for funding and don’t provide the support we need. We’ve worked hard all our lives. We deserve better.
If you are a senior and you want a better Bridgeport, you have a voice. Tell your elected representatives you want positive change. Join Better Bridgeport and work with us for responsible solutions!