June 11: Preventing falls, provide incentive

We hear a lot about the issues that can be created by seniors falling.

Why does the government not give incentives for seniors? When a senior joins a club or exercise class, why not have this as a deduction on their income tax. Like the child tax credit, give a senior tax credit monthly to help pay for the cost. This may give the seniors a little push in joining a class or gym for the exercise needed to prevent some of these falls. A bike or exercise equipment as a deduction would probably also help.

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Barb Eubank

Sidney

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