It was announced to our bridge group (my favorite card game) at the Fairfield Senior Center that the city is going to charge non-Fairfield residents – players from Suisun City, Vacaville and elsewhere – $5 per visit.
I do not think the individuals who make senior center policy realize how this affects the Fairfield residents. We have a hard time getting enough bridge players to play the game and rely on everyone we can from any location to make up enough teams. Consequently, with the out-of-town players not being financially able to attend, we are not able to play at the senior center and must resort to playing at players’ residences.
With the recent tax increases, you would think that the senior center would look out for all senior residents, especially those on fixed incomes. For seniors commuting to the senior center, fuel costs are at an all-time high.
Just a side note: You can still come in to the senior center to have free coffee and spend the day out of the cold. They do not check if you are a resident or not.
I urge the individuals who make the senior center policy to please rescind this charge. There are other groups that will be affected, I am sure.