LettersClock is ticking for seniors
If the people impeding the approval of Stoneridge Creek Continuing Life Community could see its sister communities in Southern California at Carlsbad and Thousand Oaks, they would be anxious to see a similar high quality, architecturally beautiful development become part of the city of Pleasanton. More importantly, Stoneridge Creek will be a much needed addition to living options in Pleasanton, in the Valley, and in the Bay Area for seniors as they age and become infirm.
Stoneridge Creek CLC has listened to the groups that have had objections to the development of the Staples Ranch area. Stoneridge Creek's willingness and diligence in addressing their concerns shows the corporation's desire to be an excellent neighbor in Pleasanton.
For entry into Stoneridge Creek, residents must be able to live independently according to state regulations. As the days, months and now years (nearly five) go by, many would-be residents are becoming unable to meet that requirement. Pleasanton residents who had planned to live in Stoneridge Creek have had to withdraw their applications and move away to obtain similar living arrangements.
We urge the City Council members to do what is necessary to approve Stoneridge Creek soon! Once approvals are in place, it will take an additional two-and-a-half to three years for completion and for residents to be able to move in. The clock is ticking for many of us who hope to be residents of Stoneridge Creek.
Karen and Darryl Albertson, Livermore; former Pleasanton residents for over 30 years