I salute Walt Postlewait for taking a lead in attempting to help solve the housing crisis in our beautiful area ("Apartment project near Astoria Riverwalk lands design approval," The Astorian, July 11). The working families certainly need a decent and affordable place to live.
Since he is planning the NorthPost apartment complex of buildings in East Astoria, would he seriously consider creating at least one building for age 55-plus residents?
Senior citizens do not always require assisted living. They just need a safe, quiet and reasonably priced apartment — a one or two bedroom, one or two bath, step-in shower and an elevator. Currently senior living areas are very scarce.
Often there is a two- to three-year wait to be accepted. Time is precious at our age.