Postal cuts will affect seniors most

B.C. seniors advocacy groups warned Wednesday that the cuts will be hard on elderly residents. Many of them are frail and have mobility issues, and getting to a community mailbox will be challenging for them, said Art Kube, president of the Council of Senior Citizens of B.C.He said many seniors are also not computer-savvy and rely on the mail to pay their bills.“People will have to walk certain distances to get their mail and some of our members won’t be able to do that,” he said. “Most seniors 75 and older wouldn’t do their banking online. They’re used to paying their bills the old-fashioned way.”

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